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.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

279 volcanic earthquakes in 24 hours hit Mt. Kanlaon volcano in the Philippines as officials urge residents to prepare for emergency evacuation.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Tuesday the alert level over Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Occidental from 1 to 2 after it showed an intrusion of magma that could lead to the volcano's eruption.
In its 9:45 a.m. bulletin, Phivolcs said it raised the second level in its 5-step alert system because the active volcano is "undergoing a moderate level of arrest."
"There is a probable intrusion of magma at depth which may or may not lead to a magmatic eruption," the agency said.
Phivolcs added that 279 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Kanlaon in the last 24 hours.
The earthquakes there have continued to increase since August 18, when Alert Level 1 was hoisted over Kanlaon, Phivolcs noted.
Ma. Antonia Bornas, chief of the Phivolcs Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction division, said the public should not be alarmed over the upgraded alert level, which only urges residents and local officials to prepare for emergency evacuation.
Phivolcs said the public may not enter the 4-kilometre radius Permanent Danger Zone due to possibilities of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruption.
Phivolcs also advised civil aviation authorities and pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano's summit as sudden phreatic eruptions or steam-driven explosions can be hazardous to an aircraft.
In June last year, Mt Kanlaon erupted ash and steam more than a mile into the Philippine sky.