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.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

In continued "climate instability" Argentina farmers are faced with slaughtering 1 million head of cattle as they endure their worst drought in decades

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Argentina is the latest land to suffer drought horror as farmers are faced with slaughtering 1 million head of cattle in the coming year after ranchers are faced with the worst drought in decades have decided to slaughter females rather than grow their herds, analysts said.
According to Reuters, a wave of hot, dry weather since November has cut 40 percent off overall grains production in the world’s No. 3 corn and soy exporter and will knock off an estimated 0.7 percent from Argentina’s gross domestic product this year.
Slaughtering more female cows than expected will have long-term repercussions on the meat-loving nation’s herd at a time it was hoping to boost sales abroad after falling out of the top 10 beef exporting nations under the previous government.
“The next five or six months will be critical.”
Pastures have been depleted in one of Argentina’s main cattle producing areas in Chacabuco, in the north of Buenos Aires province, according to Guillermo Voisin, the president of the area’s rural society.
In continued "climate instability" 60,000 people were affected by deadly floods in the north, at the same time at least 600,000 hectares destroyed by fire in the east in February