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...

Friday, 28 July 2017

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum proclaimes a statewide fire and drought emergency after devastating drought has left tinder box conditions

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum proclaimed a statewide fire and drought emergency Monday, ordering state agencies to "maintain high levels of readiness."
The executive order activates the State Emergency Operations Plan and authorizes the North Dakota National Guard to activate if needed.
Drought conditions and high winds have created a fire emergency in North Dakota.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report released last week showed 8 percent of the state in extreme drought, 32 percent in severe drought, 27 percent in moderate drought and 33 percent abnormally dry. The conditions have increased the fire risk for North Dakota, with 30 counties issuing emergency declarations, burn bans or other fire restrictions so far.
"These conditions present a serious threat to the health and safety of local area citizens and their personal property," Burgum said in a statement.
"Significant manpower and equipment will be required for response and recovery operations."
Last week, Burgum directed the Department of Emergency Services and other state agencies to coordinate drought and wildfire planning and response efforts.
The group met for the first time on Monday in a meeting that was closed to the public.