POST Online Media Lite Edition



 

Temperatures in Siberia dip to minus 50 Celsius, record snow blankets Moscow

Christian Fernsby |
Temperatures in parts of Siberia plummeted to minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit) while blizzards blanketed Moscow in record snowfall and disrupted flights as winter weather swept across Russia.

Article continues below




In the Sakha Republic, located in the northeastern part of Siberia and home to Yakutsk, one of the world's coldest cities, temperatures fell below minus 50 C, according to the region's weather stations.

An abnormally early cold snap in Sakha pushed temperatures to even lower than minus 50 C in several areas of Sakha, a vast region just a little smaller than India.

Almost all of Sakha is located in the permafrost zone. In the region's capital, Yakutsk, which lies some 5,000 km (3,100 miles) east of Moscow, the temperature was around minus 44 C to minus 48 C.

In the Russian capital, some of the biggest snowfalls ever seen caused delays at some airports on Monday, with runways covered in thick snow.

At least 54 flights were delayed and five more were cancelled at the capital's three largest airports, the RIA news agency reported.


What to read next

New York sues former CEO of Celsius cryptocurrency platform Alex Mashinsky for defrauding investors
UK Met Office issued Amber Extreme heat warning, health agency Level 3 Heat Health Alert
Siberia enjoys 48C

MassCEC, City of Salem, and Crowley announce agreements for Salem Offshore Wind Terminal

 
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), Crowley Wind Services, a global maritime transportation and logistics company, and the City of Salem on February 23, announced the transfer of ownership and an agreement for site improvements and ongoing operations for the Salem Offshore Wind Terminal.
 
 

Latest

Popocatepetl volcano spews steam and ash
Out-of-control wildfire in Texas Panhandle shuts down nuclear facility, prompts evacuation orders
Perrigo Q4 sales $1.2 billion
J.M. Smucker sales increased $12.9 million

NEWS

Winter storm impacting central and eastern U.S.; another winter storm moves into west

UK: Vital Derby rail maintenance workers to strike over failure to make pay offer
Polish freight carriers to resume blockade of border with Ukraine from March 1
Lithuania to check grain from Russia, several other countries for pesticides, lead, place of origin
Denmark takes cue from Sweden ending probe into Nord Stream explosions, Germany and Russia continue to investigate
4 workers rescued in mine collapse in eastern Türkiye
 

BUSINESS

Nearly $16.5m for short line rail projects to improve agricultural supply chain in Kansas

Star Wars’ The Mandalorian and Grogu to be filmed in California
New global rules to simplify trade in services enter into force in WTO
Tanzania launches trial run of SGR train
Vietnam's largest diameter of onshore wind turbine to date will be installed at Hai Anh Wind Farm Project
World's longest suspension bridge is moving forward in Italy
 

Trending Now

QSM Semiconductores opens development center in Querétaro

Orla Mining enters definitive deal to acquire Contact Gold

Kinnevik’s Tele2 stake acquired by Freya Investissement for €1.16 billion

Gerresheimer expands in Peachtree City, Georgia


POLITICS

$30 million in initial SEEDS grants to accelerate development of industrial sites across Alabama

$7.5 million state investment supports Illinois' growing EV industry and workforce
Russia to ban gasoline exports for 6 months starting March 1
Qatar announces new LNG expansion project
Local leaders to receive £4.7 billion to transform transport across North and Midlands
Egypt, UAE sign deal to develop new city on Egypt's northern coast
 

Today We Recommend

Denmark takes cue from Sweden ending probe into Nord Stream explosions, Germany and Russia continue to investigate


Highlights 

Kyowa Kirin to bring more than 100 new jobs to Sanford, North Carolina

Sasol EBIT down 34%

Kinnevik’s Tele2 stake acquired by Freya Investissement for €1.16 billion


COMPANIES

Gerresheimer expands in Peachtree City, Georgia

Kyowa Kirin to bring more than 100 new jobs to Sanford, North Carolina
Governor Moore announces new Port of Baltimore cargo records
QSM Semiconductores opens development center in Querétaro
Orla Mining enters definitive deal to acquire Contact Gold
Modine Manufacturing to acquire Scott Springfield Manufacturing
 

CAREERS

Oxehealth appoints Todd Haedrich as CEO

Alan Berger joins Multi-Wing global board as non-executive director
BioMar appoints new VP for Asia
APO Group appoints Laila Bastati as chief commercial officer
TerraPay appoints Ruben Salazar Genovez as president
Personetics names Udi Ziv as new CEO
 

ECONOMY

Companies in Germany looking to hire less staff

Surplus of a billion euros in Greece budget
Retail spending in New Zealand falls for eighth quarter in a row
Malaysia's total approved investment up 23 pct in 2023
Eurozone current account surplus up in December
Saudi Arabia's GDP hits $1.07trn in nominal terms
 

EARNINGS

BMO Q1 income $1,292 million

Lowe's earnings $1.0 billion
Aaron's Q4 revenues 529.5 million
Domino's Pizza Q4 revenues increased $10.7 million
Sasol EBIT down 34%
Fresh Del Monte Produce Q4 sales $1,008.6 million
 

OP-ED

Micromanaging is the worst enemy of efficiency and teamwork

Niger set to monetize massive gas reserves through Saharan natural gas pipeline
Putting the brakes on EV folly that choked the market
Oil discovery in Kavango Basin may mean huge benefits for Namibians
Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa's energy future
Is America going to lose its superpower status?
 

AGRIFISH

California: Invasive beetle detected in Central Valley almonds and pistachios

South Korea's arable land falls for 11th year in 2023
Expansion of emerald ash borer regulated area in Québec
Ladybug scents offer a more ecologically friendly way to protect crops
Vietnam's seafood exports surge by 64 pct in January
Skyrocketing cocoa prices feared to trigger chocolate shortages
 

LEADERSHIP

Generating 'buzz' about new products can influence their success

Hiring 'problem directors' can knock up to 64% off firm's value
Problematic 'zombie leadership' lives on in many cases
Younger workers have significantly lower productivity than older
Employees who experienced burnout valued jobs with training opportunities less
Moderate performance goals let workers adapt to turbulent marketplaces, research suggests
 

CRIME

Former Vitol oil trader convicted of corruption

Three NRA leaders found liable for graft
Linde unit to pay $25.5 mln over claims it defrauded U.S. healthcare programs
FINRA fines Morgan Stanley $1.6 million for municipal securities violations and related failures
Eli Lilly to offer low cost insulin, donate to clinics in Minnesota settlement
Google to pay $350 million to settle shareholders' data privacy lawsuit
 

Magazine

TRAVEL

Share your story in Denver StorySlam in just five minutes

The Garden of Ninfa, Rome's dreamy romantic getaway
Visitors to be welcomed back on Farne Islands
Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden opens
306 Room Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown hotel opens
Tickets on sale now for Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2024
 

SEA, LAND, AIR

Embraer Phenom 300E, true force to be reckoned with

Sikorsky S-76D helicopter, for perfect business travel above roads
Porsche Taycan, improved in almost everything
New Ford Explorer is all about exploring
Chevrolet 2025 Equinox is new and refreshed
F-150 Lightning Switchgear soon available to public
 

DESIGN

Luxury duvet looks good, fells good and keeps you healthy

Vacheron Constantin, watches for life and more
Schüller kitchens, where functionality marries design
Marc Kaufman Furs, from glory days of Wild West to fashion empire
Kelaghayi scarf, powerful women's fashion symbol from Azerbaijan
Tiffany reimagined their necklace collections in bold style
 

GADGETS

Neumann TLM 103, standard microphone for both voice and music

Epikore Epikore, luxurious loudspeakers you should have
Retro radios with soul for your car
Balanced Audio Technology power amplifier REX 500, 500 watts of solid state
Marantz TT-15S1 turntable, excellent materials and sound
Samsung Galaxy S24, smartphone focused on photography
 

HEALTH

Vaping can increase susceptibility to infection by COVID-19

AstraZeneca's Voydeya treatment recommended for EU approval
GSK gonorrhoea treatment achieves efficacy endpoint in latest trial
Secret, undeclared pesticide ingredients may pose risk to people, pollinators and environment
Glucagon is key for kidney health
U.S. FDA warns using smartwatches to measure blood glucose
 

MEANTIME

Australian research discovers 8 new Pacific bee species

Significant glacial retreat in West Antarctica began in 1940s
Japan Moon lander revives after lunar night
Increase in blood-sucking black flies expected in Germany
U.S. makes first lunar landing in over 50 years
Birds have been adapting to human activity for millennia