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...

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Nearly 5,000 lightning strikes in 3 hours left thousands without power in Sydney after temperatures approaching 50 deg C melted roads

Fast-moving storms swept across Sydney this morning. Photo: Nick Moir
After temperatures approaching 50 deg C, 122 deg F melted roads and killed thousands of flying fox bats the weather in Sydney has gone from one extreme to the other
A heavy thunderstorm hit Sydney with more than 4600 lightning strikes between 3am and 6am this morning, leaving thousands without power after days of extreme heat.
The western and northwestern suburbs bore the brunt of the storm, with Blacktown particularly hard hit with tiles off roofs and trees brought down.
Weatherzone reported 4649 lightning strikes between 3am and 6am, and the SES received at least 150 requests for help.
The weather bureau says lightning strikes will continue over the Sydney region and most parts of NSW on Tuesday.
Passengers can expect slight delays on domestic flights out of Sydney Airport, but international and domestic arrivals are on time, an airport spokesman said. Meanwhile, rail commuters on Sydney's north shore T1 line can expect delays.
"It's quite an active lightning system over Sydney," BOM forecaster Jordan Notara said.
He said the lightning will die down this morning before building up again in the afternoon.
"It's a typical summer scenario," he said.
The SES has warned NSW residents to take precautions as the storm activity continues.
Residents are warned to secure outdoor furniture, tie-down trampolines and stay inside and keep away from windows.


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