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...

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Indonesia's deadly quake Wednesday emptied groundwater wells and made nearly 50,000 homeless in area which left 160.000 dead in 2004

Photo ABC News

The number of homeless people has soared to nearly 50,000 after the deadly mag 6.5 struck Indonesia on Wednesday
The major quake struck off the north-east Coast of Sumatra Island killing more than a 100 people, dozens of buildings has collapsed and many people are feared trapped under rubble. In 2004, the same area was devastated by a tsunami that killed more than 160,000 people in Indonesia alone.
The Jakarta Post reported this morning that The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) announced Saturday that displaced Acehnese in Pidie Jaya and Bireun regencies were in dire need of clean water and family-sized tents following a strong earthquake in the province.

“After the earthquake the groundwater wells went dry; the water became shallow and black. Therefore clean water is the most needed now,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, BNPB’s spokesperson said in a press conference as quoted by Antara news agency.

As of Saturday at 10 a.m., the BNPB recorded 45,239 displaced people in Aceh. Most of them, 43,613, are in Pidie Jaya regency and 1,716 are in Bireun regency.

Sutopo said that besides the dry wells, a power shortage has also prevented some water pumps from working properly. The government, he said, had sent water in trucks, built emergency water posts and continued repairing the electricity infrastructure.

The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry has sent four water trucks containing 6,000 liters of water, built 70 water posts and installed 80 portable toilets. Five water trucks, each carrying 4,000 liters of clean water, are on their way to the shelters.


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