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‘One-of-a-kind’ piece of jewellery breaks record for most diamonds in one ring
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‘One-of-a-kind’ piece of jewellery breaks record for most diamonds in one ring

A huge ring containing more than 24,000 diamonds has made its way into the Guinness World Records for the most diamonds set in one ring. The ring is by SWA Diamonds in India and was completed on May 5, 2022. It is in the shape of a pink oyster mushroom, which "represents immortality and longevity" according to SWA Diamonds managing director Abdul Gafur Anadiyan. It is made up of 41 unique mushroom petals.
Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir denies Sydney Swans found Dockers’ weakness, backs defence to bounce back
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Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir denies Sydney Swans found Dockers’ weakness, backs defence to bounce back

Dockers coach Justin Longmuir has rubbished suggestions Sydney have found a chink in Fremantle’s armour, predicting his defence will bounce back quickly against Richmond on Friday night. The Swans’ 17-point win has largely been credited to an important tactical switch after halftime involving a series of short chip kicks to unpick Fremantle’s defensive press. Sydney racked up 49 uncontested marks in the third quarter alone which swelled to 88 by the end of the second half, as the Swans kicked eight goals to Fremantle’s two. But Longmuir said his side’s lacklustre defensive response wasn’t the most disappointing aspect of the loss. “A lot gets made of the way Sydney chipped it around, especially in that third quarter and we were way too slow to react and adjust. We didn’t have t...
South Island weather: Streets turn to rivers, forcing evacuations
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South Island weather: Streets turn to rivers, forcing evacuations

Rising floodwaters have forced homeowners and holiday-makers to evacuate in Otago and Canterbury, where rivers have burst their banks and torrential rain has washed out roads. While the raging Ashburton River had spilled into farmland, on Tuesday night Civil Defence staff were confident the town would be spared when the water peaked at the State Highway 1 bridge. State Highway 8 through Lindis Pass between Tarras and Omarama would remain closed overnight because of fresh snow, slips and flooding, along with the Aoraki/Mount Cook highway and Haast Pass, Waka Kotahi said. Spokesperson Graeme Hall said people should delay any travel until Wednesday. Accommodation in places such as Twizel, Fairlie and Tekapo was filling up with the arrival of travellers stalled by road closures, he...
Visitors return to Ruapehu, but where is the snow?
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Visitors return to Ruapehu, but where is the snow?

A lack of snow has meant a slightly rocky start for Ruapehu's ski season, and the businesses it supports. While the central North Island has rolled open the welcome mat for school holiday makers and the first international visitors, chairlifts due to start turning 10 days ago have been still. Only the beginner areas of Turoa's Alpine Meadow and Whakapapa's Happy Valley have been in operation to date, along with a rope tow at club field Tukino. Locals are keeping a keen eye on forecasts for the "20 or 30 centimetres" of snow they need to coat the upper slopes and get ski season properly underway. On the streets of Ohakune, visitors said they had had to tweak their holiday plans. "We're here for the skiing, to teach these guys how to ski - but it's not so good up here," one vi...
Much-Needed Rain Comes with Chance for Severe Weather Monday
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Much-Needed Rain Comes with Chance for Severe Weather Monday

Afternoon storms may produce damaging winds, hail, heavy rain and an isolated tornado, especially in parts of western New England Low pressure will track through the region Monday into tonight, providing much of the area with a beneficial rainfall – but it will come with a cost, as we may have to deal with some severe weather as well. It’ll be warm and muggy today with showers breaking out from west to east this morning, with some of those possibly accompanied by thunderstorms along with heavy downpours as a warm front passes through the region. The main concern this morning into this afternoon will be the possibility of localized flooding, especially across interior portions of the region. We’ll continue to see the threat for showers and storms throughout this afternoon, but there ...
Lack of doctors closes Oliver hospital emergency
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Lack of doctors closes Oliver hospital emergency

South Okanagan General Hospital emergency closed noon to 6 p.m. July 17 The South Okanagan General Hospital emergency department is temporary closed today, July 17, due to limited physician availability. The Oliver-based emergency department will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. The emergency is normally open 24/7. Hospitals across Interior Health have been facing temporary closures due to staffing shortages. Interior Health announced on Friday that emergency departments at both the Ashcroft and Clearwater hospitals would be closed over the weekend due to lack of doctors. Interior Health said it regrets this temporary change to normal operations at South Okanagan General. Residents should call 911 if they require care while the emergency department is closed. The nearest h...
Germany Breaks Solar Record as Heat Wave Sears Western Europe
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Germany Breaks Solar Record as Heat Wave Sears Western Europe

Germany produced a record amount of electricity from solar on Sunday and is set to exceed that again on Tuesday as a heatwave grips Europe. About 38,174 megawatts were generated from solar panels on Sunday and high levels are expected through Wednesday. A fresh record is possible on Tuesday, with a maximum 38,190 megawatts forecast. A brutal heatwave is moving into western Europe, baking many areas. Temperatures are set to peak on Tuesday and Wednesday in Germany as the heat begins to ease elsewhere, according to state forecaster DWD. The extreme temperatures are sparking wildfires in Spain, France and Greece. “Historic heat is forecast to take hold of parts of western Europe this week, where all-time record high temperatures could be recorded,” Maxar Technologies LLC said in...
4 people were aboard small plane that crashed in western Boulder County, FAA says
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4 people were aboard small plane that crashed in western Boulder County, FAA says

At least one of the four people were killed in the crash in Lefthand Canyon Four people were aboard a small, twin-engine plane that crashed Sunday morning in western Boulder County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. At least one of the people was killed. Marcia Alexander-Adams, a spokeswoman for the FAA, said the crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. roughly 21 miles west of Boulder. The plane was a Cessna T337G. “The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” Alexander-Adams said. Cmdr. Vinnie Montez, a spokesman for the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, said authorities have confirmed that one person was killed in the crash. Because there were others on the plane, he said that number is likely to rise. “We believe that we can expect m...
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Rare Baby Zebra Was Born With Spots Instead Of stripes

The most wonderful things about zebra you most probably know is their black and white stripes body color which leaves us amazing. But recently baby zebra was spotted in Kenya with an extremely rare polka dot that captures the attention and hearts of many people. An incredibly rare zebra was born with spots instead of stripes. Wildlife Photographer Frank Liu managed to capture some adorable photos of the baby zebra in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Every zebra has unique stripes, just like every human has a unique set of fingerprints but Liu told that it could be the first zebra foal in the Masai Mara area to have this unique coloring. Genetic mutation is very rare. But in the case of baby zebra, black with white spots are present instead of white with bl...
Man Who Has A Habit Of Secretly Feeding Hundreds Of Stray Cats Every Night And Avoiding Angry Locals
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Man Who Has A Habit Of Secretly Feeding Hundreds Of Stray Cats Every Night And Avoiding Angry Locals

This animal lover works in the dark and feeds 250 stray cats every night. Glen Benezio moved to Puerto Rico 11 years ago and was immediately impressed by the hundreds of strays scattered on the streets, so he has taken care of them for the past decade. With donations from animal lovers and his own money, he wakes up at 10 pm every night and spends a couple of hours preparing food and water for the route through Santurus, Puerto Rico. Ready daily between 5am and 7am.Many angry locals screamed and harassed him, so he was forced to leave at night to avoid meeting these people. But he always accompanied the police at night. Venezio said he couldn’t continue ignoring what he saw. What a wonderful person!