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...

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Death toll from Indonesia mag 7.4 quake, tsunami and landslides likely to be around 10,000, at least, 5,000 still missing



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Indonesia's disaster agency claim they have recovered more than 1,800 bodies so far from the 7.5-magnitude and subsequent tsunami that struck Sulawesi on September 28, a further 2,000 have been killed in subsequent landslides however these deaths are not being reported for some reason. Full story Jakarta Post 
However, a new report claims a further 5.000, people who have not been found," agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told reporters Sunday.
"Nevertheless, officials there are still trying to confirm this and are gathering data.

According to AFP, the search for the unaccounted would continue until October 11, at which point they would be listed as missing, presumed dead.
 The figure drastically increases the estimates for those who disappeared when the disaster struck 10 days ago.
Officials had initially predicted some 1,000 people were buried beneath the ruins of Palu.

But the latest tally speaks to the considerable destruction in the worst-hit areas of Petobo and Balaroa as the picture on the ground has become clearer.
- Wiped out -
Petobo, a cluster of villages in Palu, was virtually wiped out by the powerful quake and wall of water that devastated Palu.
Much of it was sucked whole into the ground as the vibrations from the quake turned the soil to quicksand.
It was feared that beneath the crumbled rooftops and twisted rebar, a vast number of bodies remain entombed.

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