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, 31 July 2018

Disaster unfolding as more than 120,000 people have been forced to flee their homes after days of torrential rain in Myanmar

Ten people have been killed and more than 120,000 have been forced to flee their homes after days of heavy monsoon rains flooded villages in central and southern Myanmar, according to government officials.
The Burmese National Disaster Management Committee has urged residents near river banks and low-lying areas to move to higher ground after floods shut down roads and submerged villages, leaving communities stranded.
As of Tuesday, more than 120,000 people across five provinces had been displaced by rising waters, with Magway Region in central Myanmar particularly hard hit, with more than 70,000 affected, said Min Thein, director of Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management.
Images released by Myanmar's Ministry of Information show rescue boats evacuating people, while children and families cling to rooftops to escape rising water levels.
However, attempts to reach many of those affected have been hampered by heavy rains.
Three of the ten people killed in the floods have been soldiers aiding in the rescue effort, said Thein. On Sunday, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator's office in Myanmar said that they were following the devastation "with great concern."
"The UN in Myanmar is mobilizing its partners, resources and capacity and is offering to provide support to the ongoing assistance delivered to the victims of the floods by the Government of Myanmar, civil society organizations, volunteers and other partners," said the organization in a statement.
Many of those displaced have been relocated to temporary shelters, with both monasteries and cyclone shelters opening their doors to families, according to the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC). Additional shelters would be opened for pregnant women and women with young children, said the Committee.

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