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...

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Malaysia and Cambodia record an outbreak of a highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus: Worldwide pandemic worrying scientists

Malaysia has an outbreak of a highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus in Kelantan, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said yesterday, citing a report from the Malaysian agriculture ministry.
The strain was confirmed among chickens at a backyard farm in Kelantan, according to the report posted by the Paris-based OIE.
All 26 birds were killed or destroyed, the ministry said.
According to Reuters, the H5N1 strain has been detected in Cambodia in recent weeks.
It is different to the H7N9 virus that has caused the death of more than 110 people in China. Meanwhile, The Star reported that Kelantan had set up road blocks to contain the outbreak after three cases were detected in one village.
The state government has sought police help to stop the trafficking of fowl within a one kilometre radius of Kampung Pulau Tebu where 15 chickens were found dead recently.
State agriculture committee chairperson Che Abdullah Mat said that culling activities were carried out three days ago.
"The Veterinary Services Department had since culled 170 avians including chicken, ducks and birds, and destroyed 100 eggs in the affected village," he was quoted as saying by Star.
Che Abdullah said the authorities were still in the process of tracing the source of infection, adding that the last avian flu outbreak was last recorded in Kelantan in 2004.
He said the poultry in the state were safe for consumption as this recent outbreak was contained in one village.
Eight people, including six laboratory workers, exposed to the virus were quarantined for 24 hours at the Tumpat Hospital as a precautionary measure.

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