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...

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

2018 the year of the wildfire? The summer has just started but already the U.S. UK and Europe are being ravaged by wildfires

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The summer has just started but already the U.S. UK and Europe are being ravaged by wildfires.
A fire in Lake County, California, reached almost 14,000 acres by Saturday morning.
The Pawnee Fire is only about 56 per cent contained.
A Red Flag warning remained in effect for the area through the weekend due to heightened fire weather.
Meanwhile, more than 2,000 firefighters aided by water-dropping helicopters battled a wind-driven wildfire raging out of control in Northern California on Monday, threatening homes and other structures as thick black smoke drifted across the San Francisco Bay Area.
In Europe, the situation is no better, in Norway which is in the grip of a heat-wave, train cancellations due to forest fire have caused major transport delays as Norwegian rail operator NSB struggles to find enough replacement buses.
The fire, which broke out on the line between Sandermosen in Oslo and Hakadal on Sunday, is now under control, but services were still suspended on Monday.
Wild-fires are not considered a threat in the UK due to their Marine West Coast climate, however, a two-week long heatwave and tinder-dry winds have caused destruction among large swathes of the UK.
Fire crews are returning for a seventh day as a 'rapidly developing, aggressive fire' ravages moorland across Lancashire.
Emergency services have been desperately battling wildfires on Winter Hill, Horwich and Scout Road near Bolton for days, but declared a 'major incident' yesterday afternoon as they failed to keep them from spreading. Two large-scale moorland fires merged on Saturday due to increasing wind speed and a major incident was declared as crews tackled the blaze Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said 10 crews remained on the scene overnight, but the number was increased to 22 from 4.30am this morning. Firebreak trenches are also being dug to try to protect local buildings.