Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

Europe under deep-freeze spell, 50 dead in a week

Letterkenny shortly after 5.00 pm on Wednesday February 28th 2018 Letterkenny shortly after 5.00 pm on Wednesday February 28th 2018
Patty Aguilar | 02 March, 2018, 21:41

Scientists say the big chill in Europe is partly caused by the fact that strong winds which normally keep cold air "locked" over the Arctic have weakened, releasing icy blasts across the northern hemisphere.

Several deaths were attributed to the cold snap, including a 75-year-old man who fell through ice in the Netherlands, likely while skating.

And, true to form, as the "Beast From The East" heads our way, it seems the British public are starting to get more than just a little bit concerned, and are reportedly cleaning out supermarket shelves in a panic-buying frenzy.

In the capital Bucharest, where it has been snowing since Monday with temperatures hovering around minus 10 degrees Celsius, sales of the "martisor" good luck charms have plummeted along with the temperature.

Schools are closed across Italy, meanwhile, with Rome seeing its first snowfall since February 2012.

Heavy snow in the north Italian city of Turin caused a Serie A football game between Juventus and Atalanta to be postponed on Sunday. Easterly winds will continue to bring scattered snow showers, with more persistent snow possible at times.

In the case of heavy snowfall, once priority roads have been cleared, Colas will try to manually or mechanically clear other roads.

Kelly on Porter Abuse Allegations: 'We Didn't Cover Ourselves in Glory'
Trump named Kelly as his chief of staff in July 2017 after his predecessor, Reince Priebus, resigned from the post. He tried to cover up the information.

Dropbox announces integrations with Google's Hangouts, Gmail and Drive apps
They also reportedly expressed their excitement about partnering with Google to break down silos and centralise information. Native Dropbox integrations will be coming to Gmail and Google Hangouts Chat as well, the release said.

Darren Sammy goes berserk in a nail-biting last over win in PSL
Both Quetta and Peshawar have won three of the six games the two sides have played against each other. It was the 50 run partnership between Shane Watson and Umar Amin that kept the scorecard ticking.

The weather in Europe is in stark contrast to the Arctic itself, which is experiencing an unusually warm period despite it being the depths of winter when the sun never even rises above the horizon. The polar vortex split also sent record cold spilling into the Western U.S., while the East Coast set all-time record highs last week.

"It is the coldest air we have seen over the United Kingdom at this time of the year since around 1991", Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist at Britain's Met Office, said.

He said: "It is not refreezing quickly because air temperatures are above zero [.] Wacky weather continues with scary strength and persistence".

Britain's weather service issued a severe weather warning for snow in parts of Scotland where schools were closed and council offices shut.

Utah wasn't the only place that experienced snow this weekend.

Temperatures in the region are around -8 Celsius (17.6 Fahrenheit).

Dragging blankets and sleeping bags, officials from an array of political parties wearing their blue, white and red sashes hunkered down near Austerlitz train station as snow began falling early Thursday.

Recommended

Microchip, with plant in Gresham, buys Microsemi for $10 billion Microchip, with plant in Gresham, buys Microsemi for $10 billion The Japan-based Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Co Ltd has invested 0.07% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP ). Bjornholt James Eric sold $177,536 worth of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) on Thursday, February 22.

Television Show Host Ryan Seacrest Accused Of Sexual Abuse By Former Stylist Television Show Host Ryan Seacrest Accused Of Sexual Abuse By Former Stylist E! maintains that its investigation, which was conducted by an outside investigator, was "extremely comprehensive and thorough". An E! spokesperson told Variety that questioning the legitimacy of its investigation is "completely baseless".

Second Snap: New Spectacles expected from Snapchat Second Snap: New Spectacles expected from Snapchat So, while Snapchat took a whopping $40 million loss on the first generation of Spectacles , it looks like it hasn't been deterred. Also, if Snap is serious about being a camera company, it won't give up after one middling attempt.

Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells, Miami with injury Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells, Miami with injury World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open due to a right hip injury. However, he lost the top ranking to old rival Roger Federer last month.

EPL: Free-scoring Liverpool faces Benitez exam EPL: Free-scoring Liverpool faces Benitez exam In 1998 Newcastle were again on the wrong side of high-scoring thriller as they suffered a late collapse at Anfield. Midfielder Matt Ritchie and striker Dwight Gayle are fit, but loan signing Islam Slimani remains on the sidelines.

Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.28 The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Friday, January 26. (NYSE:QTS) on Thursday, October 26 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC) has "In-Line" rating given on Tuesday, March 28 by Evercore.

Luka Modric accused of perjury in Dinamo corruption case Luka Modric accused of perjury in Dinamo corruption case As noted by BBC , authorities have accused Modric of lying about details of his transfer from Zagreb to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. Though Davor Suker now heads Croatia's FA, many in the country believe Mamic continues to pull the strings.

Neymar: PSG could well be Real Madrid stepping stone - Laporta Neymar: PSG could well be Real Madrid stepping stone - Laporta If we always go out with a winning mentality, motivated and always thinking about the next game, we can achieve something".

Status Red warning for Co Longford extended to 6pm Friday evening Status Red warning for Co Longford extended to 6pm Friday evening The updated snow and ice warning predicts blizzard conditions tonight and tomorrow for the two provinces as Storm Emma approaches. She said: "Today has been an ice day because nowhere in Ireland saw the temperature rise above zero".

Statement from the Premier on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Statement from the Premier on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs As easy and appealing a solution as tariffs might sound, we encourage the president to heed the advice of free market advocates. The Dow dropped 420 points after Trump's announcement; the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 each declined 1.3 percent.

Liverpool vow to spend after posting £39 million profit Based on their transfer activity in past windows, it would be no shock if this speculation did have legs. I was out for eight months and was just happy to play again.

Oscars 2018: The latest odds Oscars 2018: The latest odds Instead, most of the referencing and tributes will be made in speeches and monologues, as appose to the fashion. As always, the stage will be decorated with over 45 million of the most delicate Swarovski crystals.

Woman, 3 young children found dead in Massachusetts home Woman, 3 young children found dead in Massachusetts home The Worcester District Attorney's Office is still investigating the deaths, but did confirm they're being treated as suspicious. School will be in session Friday, although added security and grief counselors will be at the school for the day.

FIFA boss says Saudi-Iran spat should keep out of football FIFA boss says Saudi-Iran spat should keep out of football Iranian authorities detained 35 women for attempting to attend a soccer match on Thursday, according to various Iranian reports.

Warriors' Curry destroys hotel table in golf mishap Warriors' Curry destroys hotel table in golf mishap If you ask us, the best part of the two-time MVP's Instagram post is his self-deprecating hashtag - #idiot. The Warriors are now in second place in the Western Conference, just a half game behind the Rockets.