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...

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Around 350,000 people in evacuation centres along with 10 dead and many missing: Powerful Typhoon Kammuri leaves a trail of disaster as it exits the Philippines

Aerial footage shows extensive damage in wake of Typhoon Kammuri known locally as Tisoy, credit AP

The death toll from the monster Typhoon Kammuri that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital Manila rose to 10 with many missing, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties. Winds gusting up to 200 kph (124 mph) damaged homes and structures and tore down trees and signage as it barreled through central islands south of the capital

Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year, hit land on Monday night, prompting a forced evacuation of thousands of residents and cancellation of hundreds of flights. It also disrupted the schedule for some events in the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines is hosting until Dec. 11. Five people died in the central Bicol region, including three who drowned, a local disaster agency said in a report. Five more were killed in a region south of the capital. Around 350,000 people are still in evacuation centres, awaiting authorities' clearance for them to return home, disaster agency spokesman Mark Timbal told broadcaster ANC."The storm left the usual damage of major storms such as fallen trees, ruined roofs of houses and some government facilities," Timbal said.


Typhoon Kammuri, known locally as Tisoy. Credit Earthwindmap

Officials said forced evacuations and preparations prevented greater loss of life. Sustained winds of Kammuri weakened to 100 kilometres per hour (67 miles per hour), with gusts of up to 125 kph (78 mph) as it heads south toward the South China Sea. It is set to leave the Philippines on Wednesday night, the state weather bureau said. An average of 20 typhoons annually hit the Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands.


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