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...

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Thousands of dead fish wash up in an area of Vietnam where 100 million tones have died in the last 2 years

Thousands of fish suddenly died in the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal, HCM City, on May 16.
The dead fish can be found floating from Dien Bien Phu Bridge in Binh Thanh District to Bridge 6 in Phu Nhuan District.
From Bong Bridge to Hoang Hoa Tham Bridge, the dead fish almost covered the whole water surface.
Rubbish was also floating along with the dead fish which include carps, tilapia, perch and other fishes.
Many fish are already decomposing.
Nguyen Van Tu, a local in Binh Thanh District, said fish started dying since earlier that day.
"The heavy rain yesterday might have swept the rubbish into the canal and caused pollution.
I often fed them with bread but today, no fish surfaced to eat.
Maybe it's another mass fish death like previous years," he said.
HCM City authorities proposed in April to drain the wastewater in the sewer and water in the canal to Saigon River to reduce pollution and save the fish.
For the past three years, many fish have died in the canal.
Last year, nearly 10 tonnes of fish died during the transition from the dry to rainy season.
This reached 20 tonnes in 2015 and 70 tonnes in 2016.
There is another proposal to reduce a third of 470 tonnes of fish living in the canal, most of them are tilapia.
A vast amount of fish have been released by the people on special occasions and multiplied as tilapia has a fast breeding rate.
The canal is overloaded and can't provide enough space and food to the fish.


The Wire