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...

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Just four hours shy of the longest-ever blizzard in the Hudson Bay area! Fifty seven hours periods of zero visibility and 120 km/h winds.

Photo Katie deMeulles
Fifty seven hours is a long time to deal with any kind of severe weather, let alone a blizzard.
The town of Churchill, Man., on the shores of Hudson Bay, experienced a blizzard of that length -- four hours shy of the longest-ever blizzard recorded there -- over the past few days.
The storm that produced it featured winds up to 120 km/h and, when it was over, dropped some 60 cm on the small community of fewer than a thousand people.
Late Friday, Churchill declared an official state of emergency as it faces a difficult cleanup.
"It is evident there is significant clean-up work to be done that will impact the town's existing resources to complete this work and bring the community back to a state of normalcy."
For a snow storm to qualify as a blizzard, it must include winds of at least 40 km/h, lasting for at least four hours, bringing visibility down to 400 metres or less.
The mammoth storm included extended periods of zero visibility.
The storm all-but shut down the town, including businesses and services.
CBC News reports a snowbank cut off access to the town's health clinic, though the main hospital, which shares a building with the clinic, was not affected.
"It's been challenging. The community has responded very well," Churchill Mayor Mike Spence told the broadcaster.

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