Judge OKs Distribution For $192M South Carolina Failed Nuclear Project Settlement

Investors who lost fortunes in the failure of a multi billion-dollar nuclear reactor construction deal in South Carolina will soon begin to see their portions of a $192 million settlement, under a recently approved distribution. Last week, a federal judge …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/07/21/623696.htm

Food Queues, Buildings On Fire: Satellite Images Of South Africa Violence

Maxar Technologies has been collecting new satellite imagery of South Africa that shows the scale and intensity of the recent violence and looting that occurred in multiple cities, including Durban…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/food-queues-buildings-on-fire-satellite-images-of-south-africa-violence-2488420

South Carolina Shifts Insurance Fraud Investigations to Insurance Department

South Carolina is transferring its insurance fraud investigations from the attorney general to the insurance regulator. Ray Farmer, director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI), said he has entered into an agreement with Attorney General Alan Wilson and …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/07/12/621224.htm

South Korean Insurtech Carrot Doubles Capital with $90 Million Rights Offering

Carrot General Insurance Corp., South Korea’s first digital-only insurance provider, announced that it has raised 100 billion won (US$88.7 million), which equals its founding capital raised in 2019. The Seoul-based digital non-life insurer was established through a joint partnership of …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2021/07/02/621057.htm

DHEC warns of harmful algae in South Carolina lakes

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COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) — Many people are headed to the lake for the holiday weekend, but DHEC is issuing a warning about potentially harmful algae. Bryan Rabon, manager of DHEC’s Aquatic Science Program, says that the harmful algae is often seen during the summer months. Algal blooms exist in natural water bodies nearly everywhere and are not unique to South Carolina. They occur when tiny plant-like organisms called algae and cyanobacteria overgrow in rivers, lakes, and oceans.


7-year-old shot, in critical condition on South Salina Street in Syracuse

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Syracuse police say a 7-year-old boy is among the victims of a shooting on South Salina Street in Syracuse. The shooting happened at 10:01 PM, in the 1900 block of S. Salina St. just a few blocks from Kirk Park. Police say 3 people were taken to the hospital by a private vehicle. The 7-year-old boy was shot in the back. He is in critical condition but is stable at this time. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh responded to the shooting scene Monday night as yet another child was shot in the city.


South Dakota to send National Guard troops to Texas

83971127Noem’s announcement that she will send up to 50 South Dakota National Guard troops to Texas comes as the GOP ramps up a political fight with President Joe Biden over border security.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/south-dakota-to-send-national-guard-troops-to-texas/articleshow/83971127.cms

South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Preventing COVID Suits Against Businesses

Gov. Henry McMaster again said South Carolina is recovering better from the COVID-19 pandemic than just about any other state as he held a ceremonial signing of a bill preventing people from suing companies over the virus The new law …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/06/28/620462.htm

An investigation is underway into the arrest of two siblings in South Carolina that was caught on video

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After a video was shared on social media showing the arrests Wednesday of two siblings by police in Rock Hill, South Carolina, state law enforcement officials are looking into the circumstances which have sparked two nights of protests.


South Africa Crypto Exchange Brothers Disappear After Client Cash Vanishes

In April, Africrypt COO Ameer Cajee had said that the company had “begun the process of attempting to retrieve stolen funds.”

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/africrypt-south-africa-crypto-exchange-ceo-ameer-cajee-brother-disappear-after-client-cash-vanishes-2472674

South Florida Condominium Tower Partially Collapses, Killing At Least One

A Surfside, Fla. condominium tower partially collapsed early Thursday morning, killing at least one person and leaving 51 people unaccounted for. Approximately 55 units of the 12-story, 136-unit Champlain Towers South building were affected. Firefighters and first responders arrived at …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/06/24/620055.htm

Family heartbroken after woman’s body found burning in South Fulton: ‘Wish I could turn back the clock to protect her’

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Wicklein's missing person case has now turned into a homicide investigation after her body was found burning on the side of a South Fulton road.


US, South Korea To Consider Ending North Korea Coordination Group

The United States and South Korea have agreed to consider scrapping a working group established to coordinate North Korea policy, Seoul’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after it became seen as a…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-south-korea-to-consider-ending-north-korea-coordination-group-2469332

South Dakota Records Second Earthquake This Month

Another earthquake has been recorded in South Dakota, the fifth since December. According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday with the epicenter about 60 miles east of Rapid City. It’s …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2021/06/18/619323.htm

Watchdog says ‘pervasive’ digital sex crime affecting life for South Korean women and girls

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Digital sex crime is now so pervasive in South Korea that the fear of it is affecting the quality of life for women and girls, with many victims saying they had considered suicide or leaving the country, a human rights watchdog said on Wednesday.