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...

Saturday, 10 November 2018

More than 30 dead in the last two weeks most of them children along with 3,500 tourists evacuated due to flash flooding in Jordan

At least 10 people, including a young girl, were killed as flash floods engulfed multiple cities in Jordan on Friday, a government official said.
Heavy downpours triggered the flash floods, forcing more than 3,500 international and domestic tourists to be evacuated from the tourist city of Petra in southern Jordan, according to Jumana Ghuneimat, Jordan's minister of state for media affairs and government spokeswoman.
Ongoing rainfall in the Daba'a region of southern Jordan also led to the closure of the desert highway in both directions, said Ghuneimat.
A large number of vehicles were left stranded as the highway flooded and traffic trapped those attempting to leave.
In the Mlaih district of the Madaba governorate, where a young girl was killed when her family's car was swept away by flood waters, rescue teams and divers were on the scene searching for other missing people, Jordan's official Petra news agency reported.
Workers were also trying to restore electricity to communities where rainfall caused generators to malfunction, resulting in blackouts.
Rescue operations continue across Jordan.
So far, 60 people have been rescued and nine transferred to an al-Nadeem hospital in Madaba, Ghuneimat said. Authorities have also deployed a drone to search flooded areas for missing people and gauge damage caused by the storm.
As search and rescue operations continue, Ghuneimat advised the public to exercise extreme caution and to deal with the weather conditions in a "very serious manner."
She said the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) activated early warning systems by using speakers and mosques to warn about the weather conditions and the importance of moving away from flooding areas.
Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah directed authorities to focus on advancing efforts in rescuing those trapped by the floods.
Hassan Al-Qaiam, governor of Madaba, said the Mlaih area has not experienced extreme flooding in many years, according to the Petra news agency.
The flooding comes two weeks after 21 people - most of them school children on a field trip -- lost their lives in flash floods.
The incident angered many Jordanians and led to the resignation of two government officials - the minister of tourism and the minister of education.

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