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Groups urge pressure on Mexico to save tiny vaquita porpoise

Groups urge pressure on Mexico to save tiny vaquita porpoise

Technology
Environmental groups are asking the U.S. government and international organizations to pressure Mexico to do more to save the vaquita marina porpoise, the world's most endangered marine mammalByThe Associated PressApril 1, 2021, 8:31 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- Environmental groups called Thursday for an international ban on trade in a range of Mexican seafood and wildlife, seeking to force Mexico to do more to save the vaquita marina porpoise, the world’s most endangered marine mammal.The United States already has an embargo on imports of shrimp from the upper Gulf of California. Also known as the Sea of Cortez, the body of water is the only place where the vaquita lives, and as few as 10 remain.The Natural Resources Defense Council, the...

Stock futures tick higher as pressure on tech stocks pauses

Finance
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeSource: NYSEFutures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes inched higher at the start of the overnight session Wednesday evening after pressure on technology stocks sent the Nasdaq Composite down 2% during the regular session.Dow futures rose 30 points, while contracts tied to the S&P 500 rose less than 0.1%. Futures tied to the Nasdaq 100 also traded just above the flatline.The overnight moves came after a rash of late-day selling in high-growth and technology shares during the regular session.The S&P 500 fell 0.6% after rising as much as 0.8% during the day, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq dropped 2% to close at its session low. Apple, Facebook and Netflix all slid more than 2%, while Tesla fell 4.8%.The Dow Jones Industrial ...
Suu Kyi payments claimed as Myanmar junta raises pressure

Suu Kyi payments claimed as Myanmar junta raises pressure

World
A Myanmar construction magnate with links to military rulers has claimed he personally gave more than half a million dollars in cash to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a broadcast on state television aimed at discrediting the ousted civilian governmentByThe Associated PressMarch 18, 2021, 9:59 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMANDALAY, Myanmar -- A Myanmar construction magnate with links to military rulers said he personally gave more than half a million dollars in cash to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a broadcast on state television aimed at discrediting the ousted civilian government.The statement by Maung Waik could pave the way for more serious charges against Suu Kyi, who has been detained since the Feb. 1 military takeover while security forces...
High blood pressure during pregnancy raises heart risk later

High blood pressure during pregnancy raises heart risk later

Health
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Women with a history of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy show signs of significant changes in the structure and function of their hearts 10 years after childbirth, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Among those who experienced preeclampsia or gestational hypertension and still had high blood pressure 8 to 10 years after giving birth, nearly four of five women had left ventricular remodeling, or relative thickening of the walls of their left ventricles, the data showed. Advertisement Just over one-third of women who had neither had evidence of these structural heart changes up to 10 years after childbirth. Left ventricular remodeling is a process by which the heart changes in size, shape and function. It is co...
Pressure mounts on UK and France to agree on financial aid for Eurostar as it fights for survival

Pressure mounts on UK and France to agree on financial aid for Eurostar as it fights for survival

Business
Pressure is mounting on the UK and French governments to agree financial aid for Eurostar, the cross-Channel rail operator, as it fights for survival.The company admitted late last year that the continuing COVID-19 crisis, which has forced it to slash services from a normal level of more than 50 trains a day to just four, had taken a 95% toll on its revenues. It appealed at the time for UK government aid, arguing that it was being treated unfairly as airports had secured tax relief to help them cope with the collapse in demand for overseas travel. Image: Eurostar currently runs a daily train in each direction between London and Paris and London and Amsterdam via Brussels Eurostar is majority-owned by the French state rail firm SNCF - ...