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...

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Temperatures above 42-degrees Celsius (108 F) are causing overcrowding on Rio beaches as temps break 97 year old record in Brazil

Extreme heat has been affecting Australia and now southeastern Brazil.
Temperatures have spiked above 42-degrees Celsius (108 F).
In Rio de Janeiro, special measures are in place to help keep people and animals cool during the hottest summer in almost a century.
Rio's beaches have never been so crowded.
It is the only outdoor space for locals and tourists to find some relief from an unusual heat wave that started in late December.
"I am definitely happy that I am not in the snow, but is also very hot here," said American tourist Russ Franken.
"It's easy on vacation, but if I had to go, like, in public transportation to work every day, it would be terrible."
Ricardo Lira, a lawyer, agrees. Rio's Court of Justice, for example, relaxed its dress code allowing lawyers to ditch suits to cope with the heat.
"I think it's a healthy measure because coming to work with a coat and a tie is impossible.
Not inside the court, that has air conditioning, but to come and go with some 42 degrees is horrible." It's not just humans who are suffering from the sweltering heat.
At the Rio Zoo, lions are getting frozen meat and bears are getting giant fruit popsicles to avoid dehydration. There is a famous joke in Brazil that Rio has two seasons - summer and "hell."
And according to weather experts, this year's "hell" season is hotter than ever, setting records for scorching temperatures.
Thiago Sousa, a meteorologist at the National Institute of Meteorology, says a mix of factors have made Rio surpass historic maximums.
"It has been 97 years since Rio had such a hot January, until this year of 2019, when a warm air mass is hitting the state and the El Nino event is not allowing cold fronts to reach us."
While the heat wave keeps breaking records, a happy few can cool off at the beach, even as concerns linger.
Beachgoers and climate scientists alike say something is wrong with the weather, here, and everywhere.

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