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, 20 June 2017

Update! Cholera outbreak exploding in Yemen: 158,960 suspected cholera cases and 1,100 deaths with a 100 kids an hour infected

In an update on the cholera outbreak in Yemen, as of June 17, 158,960 suspected cholera cases and 1,100 deaths have been reported in 20 of the 23 governorates and 83 percent of the districts.
The four most affected governorates are Amanat Al Asimah (Sana'a city), Al Hudaydah, Amran and Hajjah with 49.6 percent of the cases reported since Apr. 27.
According to the international non-governmental organization,
Save the Children, at least one child is infected every minute.
An average of 105 children are contracting cholera/acute watery diarrhea (AWD) every hour - or one every 35 seconds.
More than 30 people a day are already dying, many of them children and thousands could perish with up to 300,000 cases predicted in the coming months.
Yemen's crippled infrastructure, food insecurity, failing economy and the ongoing war, mean many are unable to seek out help in time, with hospitals overwhelmed and short of supplies.
The situation is particularly bad in more remote parts of the country with little or no access to health services.
War, near-famine conditions and a complete breakdown in basic social services, including affordable transportation and access to clean water, are making the outbreak worse.