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...

Monday, 8 January 2018

Earthquakes in strange places: An "induced" quake (fracking) hits Holland with a magnitude 3.4 the biggest since 2012

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake took place in the northern Dutch province of Groningen at 3:00 p.m. local time on Monday, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) reported.
Police in the area reported that as far as they know the earthquake has not led to major calamities for the time being.
The Safe Housing Center (CVW), where people from Groningen can report earthquake-related damage to homes and buildings, reported that they are currently receiving many phone calls.
The epicentre was detected near the village of Zeerijp, north of the provincial capital of Groningen. The quake struck at a depth of about 3 km, and was categorized by the KNMI as "induced", which means that it was caused by gas extraction.
The earthquake was the heaviest in the province of Groningen since 2012 when a 3.6-magnitude quake hit the village of Huizinge.
Since the 1960s, the Netherlands has been extracting natural gas from the soil in the north of the country.
Gas extraction is responsible for virtually all earthquakes in that region, according to KNMI.


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