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, 21 August 2018

The new Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has claimed 50 lives in August with 91 cases of haemorrhagic fever reported in the region

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The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 50 lives since the beginning of the month, the authorities said on Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months.
The health ministry said that the death toll had been increased as of Sunday following a new victim in Mabalako-Mangina, close to Beni, the epicentre of the outbreak in the North Kivu province.
In all, "91 cases of haemorrhagic fever were reported in the region, 64 of which had been confirmed and 27 were seen as probable," the ministry said.
At the same time, the medical team in charge of fighting the disease revised downwards the estimated number of "contacts" - people who may have had contact with the virus - from 2,157 to 1,609, following epidemiological tests.
Beni's mayor Jean Edmond Nyonyi Masumbuko Bwanakawa announced that the government had decided to make treatment free in Beni, Mabalako-Mangina and Oicha for three months starting Monday.
The aim was to "remove the financial barrier that could dissuade the population from going to the health centre," said Dr Bathe Ndjoloko Tambwe, in charge of coordinating the fight against the disease.
The average earnings of the 80 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are estimated at $1.25 per day.
The current Ebola outbreak began on August 1 in Mangina in North Kivu.
It is the 10th outbreak to strike the DRC since 1976 when Ebola was first identified and named after a river in the north of the country.
Ebola has long been considered incurable, though swift isolation and the rapid treatment of symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration has helped some patients to survive.

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