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...

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Australian birds hit by 'mysterious' illness: Scores of birds suffering from paralysis which makes it difficult for them to stand or fly

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Birds in Western Australia's Perth have been hit by a mystery illness affecting motor skills that continues to allude, scientists, a media report said.
Wildlife centres have received scores of birds suffering from paralysis which makes it difficult for them to stand or fly and leaves them less responsive, and weak in the legs and wings.
Investigators have identified symptoms similar to a neurological syndrome that caused mass bird death in New South Wales between 2003 and 2006.
Helen Riley from Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Lesmurdie told the media on Wednesday that of the 14 cases she has seen only half had survived.
"People have brought in magpies that seem to be weak, not able to fly up to the trees and perhaps other birds have been attacking them," she said.
"We give them some fluids, possibly they need some pain relief that's also an anti-inflammatory.
A lot of it is rest, warmth, fluids and a good diet to bring them back up to scratch."
Some whose immunity was compromised did not do well and deteriorated rapidly leading them to be euthanised.
In Bibra Lake, 60 cases were reported.
The Department of Primary Industries, Regional Development and Perth Zoo are carrying out a series of tests.
Poisoning has not been ruled out, although it was unlikely as the affected birds do not share a "single geographical location".