Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Indonesia – 6 Killed in Floods and Landslides in West Sumatra: Thousands of residents isolated by flood waters and landslides

At least 6 people have been killed, 2 seriously injured and thousands displaced due to floods and landslides in Indonesia‘s West Sumatra province.
According to the country’s disaster agency, four of the victims died in landslides and two as a result of flooding.
Heavy downpours from 03 March 2017 affected areas of Limapuluh Koto Regency, resulting in several rivers overflowing and as many as 13 landslides.
Several vehicles were buried in the landslides and disaster officials have been searching affected areas.
As of 04 March, 4 bodies had been found in the buried vehicles.
Thousands of residents in Lima Puluh Kota Regency in West Sumatra have been isolated by flood waters and landslides that hit the region on Friday last week.
The connecting roads to the regency had been cut off.
"Thousands of our residents are still isolated because of rough terrain," Lima Puluh Kota Regent Irfendi Arbi said on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Data from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Lima Puluh Kota Regent show that the disasters have isolated 2,272 residents of Nagari Galugua, some 3,251 residents of Nagari Koto Lamo and 350 residents of Neran Nagari Maek.
"The BNPB and Basarnas [the National Search and Rescue Agency] have deployed bell UH-1 helicopters to comb flooding and landslide locations in the sub-districts of Kapur IX and Pangakalan Koto Baru," he said.
Irfendi said that logistics distribution in isolated areas will be carried out by helicopters.
Meanwhile, search and rescue teams will open access roads to isolated areas by cleaning landslide material.
Lima Puluh Kota Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Bagus Suropratomo said that search and rescue teams are still searching for flood and landslide victims.
Reports earlier said that six persons were killed by the floods and landslides in the region.

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