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, 25 November 2019

Rains of "historic" intensity (the new buzz phrase in Western Europe) hit France and Italy once again with almost half a year's rainfall in 48 hours: Venice once again underwater

Credit French civil defence (securite civile) November 24, 2019, shows an aerial view of flooded areas following heavy rains in Le Luc, southeastern France.

 Many parts of France and Italy are once again flooded after a 'historic' amount of rain hit Western Europe once again over the weekend. In France, four people died after massive flooding that has hit southeastern France since Friday, causing major damage in the region, local authorities said. The historic Italian city of Venice is once again underwater just a week after the high tides caused its highest flooding on record.

The senior official for the Var region, Jean-Luc Videlaine, told AFP that the rains had been of "historic" intensity, adding that the damage will be "considerable". He said that water levels were now going down but added that the situation was "far from returning to normal". In some areas of the Var region, the equivalent of six months rain fell in just 24 or 48 hours.

Several rivers burst their banks in southeastern France, causing major damage as homes were flooded and trees, cars and boats were swept along by the waters.
French civil defence (securite civile)

A 30-meter (100-foot) section of highway along a viaduct near the flooded Italian coastal city of Savona collapsed Sunday, (see photo below) authorities said, meanwhile, Flooding in Turin prompted the cancellation of a marathon.
Image credit, AFP

A viaduct collapsed near the Italian city of Savona, and several rivers burst their banks in south-east France. A number of people were reported missing. xx

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