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, 6 February 2017

Belgium is the 36th country in the world to be struck by avian-flu since end of October! Belgium had been free from the disease for 7 years

Click on image to enlarge Yellow squares with bird icon represent avian-flu found in birds, red squares with bird icon represent avian-flu which has jumped to humans, photo from RSOE Alert map

It is the 36th country in the world to be hit with avian-flu since the end of October last year.
It is the latest case to hit Europe as the pandemic has literally spread around the world in the last couple of months, and some of the more highly pathogenic avian influenza virus having spread to people in Asia resulting in death for some.
Europe's struggle with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HAPI) has seen the disease now breach Belgium, a country free from bird flu outbreaks for seven years.
The HAPI strain H5N8 was detected in a backyard holding in the Lebbeke province, a town under 30 kilometres from the Netherlands, a country that has culled more than 200,000 birds to combat bird flu.
No chickens have been infected by bird flu as the farm is not a commercial poultry operation, according to Belgium's Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (AFSCA).
A disease update from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said the species of birds infected included goose, ducks, guinea fowl and pheasant.
In total, 55 birds were humanely culled.


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