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...

Friday, 1 June 2018

Pacific ring of fire awakes as Indonesia colossus Mount Merapi spews a column of volcanic ash and steam 6 km into the air

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Indonesia's most active volcano of Mount Merapi spewed a column of volcanic ash 6 km into the air on Friday (June 1), triggering a top alert notice for passenger planes, a government official said. Mount Merapi, situated on the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java on Java island, erupted at 8:20am (9:20am Singapore time) with volcanic spreading ash to the west of the crater, spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
"The red alert of Vona (Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation) has been issued," he told Xinhua, referring to the highest level alert which forbids planes from passing through the volcano area.
He said people living in the vulnerable zone near the volcano have also been warned to be more alert. Merapi's previous eruption on May 24 had prompted the authorities to raise the alert to the third highest level, with a no-go zone of 3 km in radius from the crater, according to the agency.
Merapi is located about 28 km north of Yogyakarta city, which has a population of 2.4 million and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano.
The volcano, one of Indonesia's 129 active ones, has regularly erupted since 1948. In November 1994, pyroclastic flow from a large eruption killed 27 people, and another major eruption occurred in 2006.