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... Swansea City 0 v 1 Leeds United, 4 points needed from 3 games...

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

With temperatures approaching 50 deg C or 122 deg F thousands of Los Angeles struggled without power last night during scorching heatwave

Thousands of Angelenos were left without power Tuesday as scattered outages hit parts of Los Angeles amid a scorching heat wave.
In the Northridge area, 10,500 customers were without power Tuesday night, officials said.
About 3,100 customers went without power earlier in Boyle Heights, but the electricity has been restored there, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Other outages affecting hundreds of customers were also reported in the Sun Valley and North Hills areas.
The outages came after California energy authorities urged voluntary conservation of electricity as a wave of triple-digit heat strained the state's power grid.
The California Independent System Operator issued a flex alert for 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., the period when air conditioners are typically at peak use and consumers should avoid running major appliances. Energy demand for the day was forecast to exceed 48,000 megawatts, which would be the highest demand on the grid so far this year.
The LADWP forecast peak demand of 5,811 megawatts, which would be a record for this year. Numerous locations saw the mercury soar past the century mark.
Woodland Hills topped out at 112 degrees.
Among rural areas, Ocotillo Wells in eastern San Diego County hit 117.
The temperature reached 114 degrees in Lake Elsinore for the second straight day, breaking records for Aug. 28 and Aug. 29, both of which dated back to 1998.
High temperatures in the desert included 116 degrees in Palm Springs, 114 degrees in Thermal and 113 degrees in Indio.
The excessive heat warning is expected to stay in place until 10 p.m. Friday.