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...

Monday, 9 March 2020

An extreme winter event, known as "dzud" which can wipe out more than a million livestock in one season has hit Mongolia once more killing 55,700 animals so far this winter

Goats that died as a result of a "black" zud. Gobi desert, March 2010/ Credit Wikipedia.

An extreme winter event, known as "dzud" which can wipe out more than a million livestock in one season has hit Mongolia once more. in Mongolia...

Extreme wintry weather, known as dzud in Mongolia, has killed more than 55,700 livestock animals in the northwestern province of Khuvsgul alone since late last year, the provincial agricultural department said Monday. "Dzud" is a Mongolian term to describe the frigid winter that comes after a dry summer and causes the death of great numbers of livestock due to starvation or cold weather. "A total of 55,764 livestock animals have died in 11 districts of our province since late last year due to the severe wintry weather. Heavy snowfalls have hit the province 16 times since the beginning of November," the department said in a statement. Animal husbandry is the backbone of the country's national economy, with nearly 40 per cent of the nomadic population depending on it for their livelihood. XINHUA

Thousands of herders lose their animals almost every year due to dzud, with more than 1 million animals dying due to it in 2016 and 2018. TBW

Animal Die-Offs 2020

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