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, 5 April 2019

At least 62 dead: Tens of thousands of people displaced: Almost 100,000 homes damaged or destroyed: 36% of Iran's roads damaged after floods


Photo Ifpn news

  • Thousands of livestock have been killed
  • People told to evacuate but not told where to evacuate to
  • The floods are unprecedented in Iran's history
  • More floods are imminent
  • The flooding comes after a long drought
  • Iran blame sanctions have hampered rescue efforts

An Iranian state-linked charity says more than 25,000 homes have been destroyed in flash floods across Iran amid what authorities said were the heaviest rains recorded in the past decade.
At least 62 people have been killed since March 19, according to official figures, in floods that swept northern, central, and southern Iran and spread to western and southwestern parts of the country in recent days. Thousands of people from scores of villages and towns have been evacuated across the country as forecasters predicted more heavy rains in the next two days.
Hadi Darfishi, the deputy director of the Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation, a charitable organization overseen by the supreme leader, said on April 1 that more than 25,000 homes were destroyed and over 60,000 damaged during the recent floods, according to the official IRNA news agency.
Iran's Meteorological Organization has called on citizens to refrain from travelling to flood-hit areas and warned of the possibility of flooding in 11 provinces, including in the northwest.
In addition to the deaths, the government has reported that 36 per cent of the country's entire network of roads has been damaged.
There are new warnings that dams in some areas could overflow, causing more devastation.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and many are in urgent need of food, water, tents and blankets.

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