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, 18 November 2016

Two weeks heavy rains displaced more than 20,000 as emergency declared in The Dominican Republic


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The Dominican Republic is facing a massive repair bill as torrential rains continue to wreak havoc across the country.
At least eight of the country's 31 provinces are under a state of emergency declared by President Danilo Medina, as his government grapples to cope with the unfolding crisis.
According to disaster official Jose Manuel Mendez, more than 20,000 people on the country's north coast have already been displaced, amid the heavy rains that have pounded the country for more than two weeks.
"More than 130 rural towns in that region were cut off by heavy rains that destroyed 50 homes and severely damaged 62 others," he told the Associated Press.
"No one should cross rivers by car, on foot, and much less swim across them."
Thousands of people along the hard hit north coast have been evacuated, including 700 inmates in Santiago.
The military also rescued more than a dozen people who were left stranded in Los Naranjos, in the north east of the country.
Relief efforts were underway to dispatch emergency supplies to affected families, but were being hampered by the continuing rainfall.
The National Office of Meteorology of the Dominican Republic has warned that the rain is likely to continue through to the weekend.
"For tomorrow, another trough will be approaching the national territory, providing conditions to increase rainfall," it said in a statement.
It also cautioned residents in living along rivers on hillsides to exercise caution and beware of flash floods and landslides.
The flooding comes less than two months after the passage of Hurricane Matthew which resulted in minor damage.

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