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, 25 January 2019

Australian Heatwave: Melbourne power system crashes for hundreds of thousands of people on hottest temperature in 5 years for the capital

Photo thenewdaily.com.au
A quarter of a million people were left without power on Melbourne's hottest day in five years as temperatures reached 45 deg C (113 deg F)
Temperature records tumbled across Victoria as the state sweltered through furnace-like conditions that fanned a severe bushfire in the east, strained the public transport system and forced rolling blackouts.
According to The Age, paramedics were called to 1300 emergencies across the state, with the number of people suffering from cardiac arrests and breathing problems increasing as the heat soared. Five children needed to be rescued after being locked in hot cars and two women passed out.
Meanwhile, firefighters battled 40 blazes across the state, including a dangerous bushfire near the town of Timbarra that threatened homes.
“It’s been an extraordinary summer,” Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kevin Parkin said.
 “The heatwaves we have had are almost unprecedented.”
According to Reuters,  blistering heat triggered power outages on Australia’s strained grid on Friday as demand for air-conditioning soared and coal-fired generators struggled to meet the surge in consumption.
The record-breaking heatwave over the past week sent power prices soaring across southeastern Australia.
Temperatures in the South Australian capital of Adelaide rose to just shy of 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday, a record high.
Fish, birds, bats and other animals have been dying on a Biblical scale along with wildfires crop failure and drought and melting roads.

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