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...

Monday, 18 June 2018

A magnitude 6.1 quake kills three and injures more than 200 near Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis: First major quake in 36 days

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 200.
The major quake has not yet been confirmed on USGS but if it is last night's quake will be the first major quake for 36 days which must be some kind of recent record.
At least three people are feared dead after a strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning.
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said one person had no heartbeat and wasn't breathing and a second person also had no vital signs.
Japanese media reported one of the likely victims is a 9-year-old girl found at a school.
Japanese authorities don't confirm death until after an examination at a hospital.
The quake, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck around 8 a.m. about 6 miles underground, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The agency updated the quake's initial 5.9 magnitude.
The strongest shaking unfolded in an area north of Osaka city, the agency said.
The Japanese government had not received reports of major damage as of 8:30 a.m., spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters.
Television images showed goods scattered on the floor of shops and building debris in streets.
The morning commute was disrupted as train and subway service in the Osaka area including the bullet train was suspended to check for damage to equipment.
43 of the 44 major quakes this year have occurred during coronal activity on the sun.
Last night's quake was the first major quake of June and the 44th of 2018 if confirmed by USGS.