How a hot blob off New Zealand is contributing to drought in South America | Environment

[ad_1] A vast patch of warming water off the coast of New Zealand – referred to as a “warming blob” – has contributed to a decade long drought affecting parts of South America, according to scientists. Researchers based in New Zealand and Chile have examined the rapidly warming hot blob which rose to prominence in … Read more

Death sentence upheld for man who killed 9 in South Carolina church shooting

Death sentence upheld for man who killed 9 in South Carolina church shooting

[ad_1] A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a death sentence for 27-year-old Dylann Roof, the white man convicted in the mass shooting of Black members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof had appealed his sentence to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District, which concluded, “No cold … Read more

South Dakota Covid cases quintuple after Sturgis motorcycle rally

South Dakota Covid cases quintuple after Sturgis motorcycle rally

[ad_1] Dr. Shankar Kurra, the vice president of medical affairs at Monument Health, which operates hospitals serving western South Dakota, including one in Sturgis, said the events at this year’s rally feel like “a replay of last year.” In June, Monument Health had three Covid patients, a pandemic low for hospitalizations, and Kurra said he … Read more

South Dakota AG to take plea deal after fatally striking man with his car, prosecutor says

South Dakota AG to take plea deal after fatally striking man with his car, prosecutor says

[ad_1] PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will avoid a trial and take a plea deal for misdemeanor traffic charges in a crash last year in which he hit and killed a man who was walking along a rural highway, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Beadle County State’s Attorney Michael Moore, who is … Read more

An immersive weekend of wine and wine-making in south Devon is a crushing success | Devon holidays

[ad_1] I am blindfolded with a peg on my nose, chewing on a wine gum. This wasn’t exactly what I expected when I signed up for a wine course … I can taste nothing except gummy blandness. Then, when instructed, I remove the peg. Whoa! My mouth is flooded with intense fruity sweetness. Map of … Read more