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Mourne fires: Battle against wildfire on Northern Ireland’s highest peak

YYBA Recalls Welmate Lidocaine Numbing Cream

YYBA has recalled about 15,000 Welmate Lidocaine Numbing Cream due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirement.

According to the company, the packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain relieving cream contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest.

The company has asked customers to immediately stop using the recalled cream, store it in a safe location out of reach of children and contact YYBA for instructions on how to dispose of the product to receive a full refund.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled products sold online at Amazon.com, Ebay.com, Walmart.com and wellspringmeds.com from August 2020 through March 2021 for about $20.

Murdoch’s Pick to Run the New York Post Bets On the Web and Celebs

Keith Poole arrived last month with plans to make the tabloid more digital. Many of his staff have yet to hear from him.


By Katie Robertson

Thailand reports 2,839 new coronavirus cases, 8 new deaths

A closed backpackers hotel is seen as the country struggles with a third wave of infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sukhumvit road, in Bangkok, Thailand April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported 2,839 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a record number of new cases in the country’s third wave of infection, bringing total infections to 53,022 cases.

The Southeast Asian nation also reported eight new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 129 since the pandemic started last year.

There Is a Lot of Fungus Among Us

Coffee for immune support. Supplements for inflammation. And psychedelics promising relief from serious ailments. Mushrooms are everywhere, and investors are paying attention.

A lab at Numinus harvesting mushrooms from the genus Psilocybe. They contain psilocybin, which has potential for a variety of therapies.Credit…Alana Paterson for The New York Times

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By Julie Creswell

China names Mars rover for traditional fire god

BEIJING — China’s first Mars rover will be named Zhurong after a traditional fire god, the government announced Saturday.

The rover is aboard the Tianwen-1 probe that arrived in Mars orbit on Feb. 24 and is due to land in May to look for evidence of life.

It is part of Chinese space plans that include launching a crewed orbital station and landing a human on the moon. China in 2019 became the first country to land a space probe on the little-explored far side of the moon and in December returned lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s.

The rover’s title fits with the Chinese name for Mars — “Huo Xing,” or fire star, the China National Space Administration said.

The name “signifies igniting the flame of China’s planetary exploration,” a deputy CNSA administrator, Wu Yanhua, was cited by the official Xinhua News Agency as saying.

The top candidate for the landing site is Utopia Planitia, a rock-strewn plain where the U.S. lander Viking 2 touched down in 1976.

CNSA says Tianwen-1’s goals including analyzing and mapping the Martian surface and geology, looking for water ice and studying the climate and surface environment.

China would become the third country after the former Soviet Union and the United States to put a robot rover on Mars.

Hopes of rescuing 53 sailors fade as missing submarine now believed to be 'sunk' after debris discovered, Indonesia Navy chief says

  • Items have been discovered from the missing Indonesian submarine, incuding prayer rugs.
  • The submarine is now presumed to be ‘sunk’, Indonesia’s Navy Chief of Staff said.
  • Hopes of rescuing the 53 crew members who were on board have now faded.
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Items have been discovered from the missing Indonesian submarine, Indonesia’s Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono said on Saturday.

Rescuers found a grease bottle, parts of a torpedo, and prayer rugs from the submarine, the Associated Press reported.

“With the authentic evidence we found believed to be from the submarine, we have now moved from the ‘sub miss’ phase to ‘sub sunk,'” Margon said during a press conference.

Hopes have now faded of rescuing the 53 crew members who were on board the submarine. 

The submarine, the KRI Nanggala-402, disappeared without a trace on Wednesday off the island of Bali.

It went missing during a torpedo drill, a navy spokesperson told Insider.

Countries from around the world chipped in to help find the missing naval submarine,Insider’s Madison Hall wrote.

Time was running out to save the crew members as the vessel only had enough oxygen to last until Saturday, Insider’s Cheryl Teh reported on Thursday.

Mourne fires: Battle against wildfire on Northern Ireland’s highest peak

Firefighters are escalating efforts to extinguish a significant wildfire that has been alight for two days on Northern Ireland’s highest peak, Slieve Donard.

Multiple fire crews and appliances from neighbouring towns have assembled at Newcastle, County Down, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.

In a statement, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said it was “escalating firefighting operations in the Mourne Mountains”.