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...

Friday, 8 June 2018

Ash covers more than half of Guatemala with dead crops a secondary disaster as the death toll hits 100 from Guatemala's Fuego volcano

Photo upi.com
The search for survivors from deadly eruptions of Guatemala's Fuego volcano was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to dangerous conditions for rescue workers, as the death toll from the disaster reached 100, authorities said.
Residents should stay away from the still-dangerous area, said David de Leon, a spokesman for national disaster management agency CONRED.
The toll of dead from a series of eruptions that began on Sunday has been gradually rising and now stands at 100, police said.
Rescue teams have been searching frantically for survivors and victims in the lava-ravaged landscape.
The violent eruptions showered volcanic ash over nearby towns and spewed pyroclastic flows throughout the area.
The U.S. government expressed its "deepest condolences" to the victims on Thursday and said it was sending emergency aid at Guatemala's request, including an unspecified amount of financial resources to help meet food, water, and sanitation needs.
The White House said in a statement that it was also dispatching aircraft to transport burn victims for treatment in Florida.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) raised concerns about the economic cost of the disaster in the poor Central American country.
"We should not underestimate the scale of this disaster.
Critical, emergency needs are still enormous, and affected communities will need to be sustained and long-term support," IFRC president Francesco Rocca said in a statement on Thursday.
Rocca noted that ash had fallen across more than half of Guatemala, covering areas where agriculture is crucial.
"We hope it will not mean a secondary disaster," he said.
The suspension of rescue efforts around the volcano may be lifted if conditions on the ground improve, CONRED said.
Fuego, or "Fire" in Spanish, lies about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of the capital, Guatemala City, near the picturesque colonial city of Antigua, a UNESCO world heritage site.

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