Anthony Patrick is back at Waterhouse Football Club.Patrick has returned as head coach of the Red Stripe Premier League Club following the resignation of Calvert Fitzgerald earlier this week.Fitzgerald took over for the second stint as head coach in the premier league two months ago, but after a 4-0 whipping by Tivoli Gardens last Sunday at the Edward Seaga Stadium, he tendered his resignation to the club on Wednesday.Waterhouse are in 11th position on four points from six games in the 12-team league having won only once losing four times and drawing the other encounter.Patrick, who was coach of Waterhouse team up to last season, left the job because he took up a role as technical director at Dinthill Technical High School.”Well, yes, I accepted the head coach position and Paul Young will be the technical director,” Patrick told The Gleaner yesterday.”Waterhouse will train in the mornings in order to facilitate my job at Dinthill,’ he explained.With the Waterhouse team in the relegation zone just ahead of newcomers UWI FC, Patrick is confident he can turn things around.”When I took over two seasons ago, the team was in a similar situation, and I helped to turn the team around, so I can do that again and challenge for the championship,” Patrick reasoned.Fitzgerald, who was fired in 2006 and returned in the summer said the team was not getting the desired results.”Football is a results driven sport and Waterhouse were not getting the desired results, and as head coach, I was responsible. I got the support of management and the team looked good in training, but was not delivering consistently in the matches.”I though it was prudent to offer my resignation, so that the club could consider other options in order to correct the situation,” Fitzgerald stated in a release from Waterhouse FC.Meanwhile, Waterhouse FC president Fitzroy Vidal confirmed that Patrick is back at the club.”Anthony Patrick is back as part of the recovery process,” Vidal said.Waterhouse will meet Cavalier SC in the Red Stripe Premier League round seven tomorrow at Waterhouse Stadium, starting at 4 p.m.
Salome Karwah, a young Liberian nursing assistant, who survived the scourge of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, has died in childbirth, the Time Magazine has reported on its website.According to the magazine’s latest edition, Ms Karwah died on Feb. 21, from ‘complications’ after childbirth, and the lingering social stigma faced by many Ebola survivors, particularly in Liberia.During the Ebola upsurge, Ms Karwah grabbed the world’s attention when the US-based Time Magazine put her on its cover page as their 2014 Person of the Year.She later became Mrs. Salome K. Harris, after she married her longtime partner, James Harris. Until then, she had, along with James and her sister, Josephine Manley, survived the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in 2014, when the virus ravaged through West Africa, including Liberia, where at least a recorded 4,809 persons died.Sadly, when the disease swept through her town in Margibi County in August of that year, her mother, father, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece fell prey to the deadly virus. Thanks to fate, Salome survived and later joined Mecedins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and started battling the disease.MSF helped save the lives of more than 1000 persons who had contracted the deadly infectious disease. Though Salome survived the virus, Liberia’s underdeveloped health system couldn’t save her after she had delivered her third baby.“It was her determination to help Ebola patients when most of the world fled in fear that put her among the Ebola fighters who were named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2014,” Time Magazine’s Arya Baker said in a recent article about Salome.The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak killed 11,310 people, but at least Salome was not one of them. Karwah used to joke that survivors had “super powers,” because, after overcoming the disease, they were forever immune from it. Like any superhero, she often quipped, it was her moral duty to use those powers for the betterment of humankind. So as soon as she recovered, she returned to the hospital where she had been treated — the MSF Ebola Treatment Unit nears the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville, just outside Monrovia to help other patients. Not only did she understand what they were going through, she was one of the rare people, who could comfort the sick with hands-on touch. She could spoon-feed elderly sufferers, and rock feverish babies to sleep.In November 2014, she, her fiancé and her sister were already planning to re-open the family medical clinic that had been forced to close when her father, the local doctor, succumbed to Ebola. She envisioned a kind of super-clinic, whose survivor nurses were able to go to places where other medical personnel feared to tread, because of their immunity. “I can do things that other people cannot,” she told the magazine reporter Paul Moakley in 2014. “If an Ebola patient is in his house, and his immediate relatives cannot go to him, I can go to him. I can take (care of) him,” she said.At the time, Karwah seemed invincible. When the outbreak in Liberia ended, and people could have a party without fear of catching the virus, she finally married her fiancé, changed her name to Salome Harris, and had her third child. She picked the name Destiny. Then she got pregnant again. On February 17, she delivered a healthy boy, Solomon, by caesarian section. She was discharged from hospital three days later.Within hours of coming home, Karwah lapsed into convulsions. Her husband and her sister rushed her back to the hospital, but no one would touch her. Her foaming mouth and violent seizures panicked the staff. “They said she was an Ebola survivor,” says her sister by telephone. “They didn’t want contact with her fluids. They all gave her distance. No one would give her an injection.”Karwah died the next day. “My heart is broken,” says Manley. “Salome loves her children, her James. The one-year-old, the newborn, they will grow up never remembering their mother’s face.”Manley doesn’t know what caused the convulsions, but believes that something went wrong during the surgery. Still, she says, if her sister had been treated immediately, she might have had a chance. Instead, “she was stigmatized.”News of Karwah’s death rippled far beyond her small community near Harbel. Those who knew her for her tireless encouragements in the MSF Ebola treatment clinic were devastated. “To survive Ebola and then die in the larger, yet silent epidemic of health system failure…I have no words,” says Ella Watson-Stryker, a MSF health promoter who worked with Karwah and was also among the Ebola fighters on the 2014 Time Magazine cover.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CIPS trainer/facilitator, Paul Muller, in session with participants at the procurement trainingThe Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Liberia Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai says the training of mass procurement staff in Liberia is critical to the Country’s development.He said the training of the procurement practitioners at various levels of CIPS in Liberia is one of the biggest programs that UNDP has invested in Worldwide.Dr. Beyai was speaking at the start of a two-week back to back Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Procurement Certificate training (CIPS) supported by UNDP for Procurement Staff from various line Ministries, Agencies as well as UNDP.“The purpose of this is to create that critical mass of procurement staff for this country… we are very happy as UNDP to know that in the next couple of years, this country will not be short of procurement experts,” he noted.He said Liberia will be compared favorably with other countries taking into consideration the country’s size and the number of people who have been trained under UNDP/PPCC CIPS training program as professional public procurement practitioners.Dr. Beyai notes that UNDP remains grateful and committed to this endeavor.According to a UNDP release, Dr. Beyai said where ever the procurement practitioners may choose to work, the desired goal of ensuring that Liberians are trained to serve the country as capable and qualified Liberian procurement practitioners will be achieved.“You are ready and willing to serve your Country and Government at the international level. If you work with government, that’s excellent because that’s the first priority – we train for government; if you happen to work for the private sector, it’s still excellent because private sector has a role in this economy. It will enable you make your contribution….If you work for an NGO, that’s still good because it serves Liberia and you can decide to work for yourself as an independent consultant. Where ever you go, you will be seen as a capable Liberian with all the qualifications to dispense his/her duties or assigned responsibilities,” Dr. Beyai said.He also emphasized that should the trainees see themselves outside of Liberia, they wouldn’t be any other Liberian, but a Liberian who has what it takes to deliver.PPCC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) James Dorbor Jallah said there are 59 Liberians currently undergoing the CIPS Level 4 training in Grand Bassa County and are expected to be certificated in the first quarters of 2018 at an elaborate program.“One of the first businesses of the new President in 2018, will be the handing over of your certificates…” Mr. Jallah said.He said the training of more CIPS certified procurement professional through this program will be at the advantage of not only the trainees, but Liberia as well.The PPCC Boss said women account for 39% of the CIPS Level 4 trainees while men constitute the remaining 61%.He stated that 8% of the trainees were selected from duty stations out of Monrovia in support of the government’s decentralization policy.Mr. Jallah encouraged the trainees to focus and ensure that they all pass successfully and prepare for the graduation next year.CIPS is the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply based in the UK which aims at qualifying public sector procurement practitioners for certificates in public procurement and subsequent accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).Over 300 Procurement staff have so far benefitted from the CIPS trainings being conducted at different levels (1-4). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There’s confirmation the local area MLA First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee, chaired by now Independent Peace River North MLA, Pat Pimm, has filed recommendations with the Provincial Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.At issue are Crown land parcels, which have been identified as possible future land transfers to First Nations.- Advertisement -Pushing the need for transparency, the committee was formed this summer to provide a forum for local area stakeholders to address their transfer concerns, which Mr. Pimm earlier identified as including back country access and cattle industry grazing opportunities.Early this year there were also reports BC Hydro had been quietly offering to transfer thousands of hectares of Crown land to First Nations in compensation for the Site-C dam, and that noted Mr. Pimm says Hydro has accepted an invitation to participate, and has already been involved, in the committee discussions. He’s also personally sent a written participation invitation, not yet the subject of a reply, to Treaty Eight, but since the province wide process is expected to be a lengthy one, extending well beyond next spring’s election, a retiring Mr. Pimm will relinquish the leadership of the committee to the new constituency MLA.Whether he will then remain a committee member is something he’s not ready to discuss at this time, choosing to focus instead on the task at hand.Advertisement
Oguzhan Ozyakup 1 Arsenal and West Ham have been joined by Inter Milan in the race for Besiktas star Oguzhan Ozyakup.The midfielder has been in impressive form this season and scouts from across Europe have taken notice.The 23-year-old spent four years at Arsenal as a youngster, before joining Besiktas in 2012 for around £500,000.The Gunners are keen on bringing Ozyakup back to the Emirates, while West Ham also have an interest as current boss Slaven Bilic worked with the Turkey international during his time at Besiktas.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Premier League pair now face competition from Inter Milan.Manager Roberto Mancini is determined to bolster his midfield options in January and believes he could snap up Ozyakup for £8m.
Alexandre Lacazette Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has turned down an offer from Newcastle.talkSPORT told you last week about the Magpies’ approach for the 24-year-old, who was the top scorer in Ligue 1 last season.Newcastle offered Lyon £18m to snap up the France international this month, but Lacazette has now confirmed he snubbed the offer.“I read what is written by you in the media,” said Lacazette.“Now, I am at Lyon, I want to do a good second half of the season, so for me a departure is not on the agenda.“It is my agent, David Venditelli, who deals with that. He knows very well that I do not want to leave, so he rejected the offer.” 1
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FRIDAY Author John Hicks will read and sign his new book, “The Ghost of Fire Company 18,” 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 286-1131. North Los Angeles County Transportation Forum will meet, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 775-0455. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Make A Difference Day community volunteer event, throughout the day at various nonprofit locations. Call (661) 250-3720 to volunteer. Peer Counselor training, 9 a.m.-noon at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Cost: $10. Call (661) 259-9444. Disney story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Boxer adoption event, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Starpups Depot, 25818 Hemingway Ave., Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 255-2208. Grand opening, 1 p.m. at Paul Kim’s Black Belt Academy, 29487 The Old Road, Suite C3, Castaic. Call Valerie at (661) 295-5511. Choral Department kids’ clinic, 1-4 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at Hart High School, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities, throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Open casting call for a new reality show featuring Santa Clarita residents, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Santa Clarita Studios, 25149 Anza Drive, Valencia. Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh Users Group will meet, 7 p.m. at Rogers Systems, 25030 W. Avenue Tibbetts, Valencia. Call (661) 250-4149. Lions Club-Castaic will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Free business loan workshop, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9049 to reserve a spot. Kids Around the World story hour, 2 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Free business workshop on disaster recovery preparedness for small businesses, 6-8 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9049 to reserve a spot. Kids Around the World pajama story time, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Terrence Roberts will speak on his experience as one of the first black students to be admitted to Little Rock High School, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Boys & Girls Club, 19301 Pleasantdale St., Canyon Country. Call (661) 255-4918. Parents Without Partners will hold an orientation, 7-7:30 p.m., and a discussion, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 25352 Via Palacio, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class will be presented, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Children’s Bureau will hold an information meeting for those interested in becoming adoptive or foster parents, 6:30-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call (800) 730-3933, Ext. 203. Parents Without Partners will offer Salsa dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 25352 Via Palacio, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Old Town Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at 29222 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4347. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The owners of a refuse collection company whose truck killed a toddler have appeared in court charged with having no insurance on the day.Ferry’s RefuseDirectors of Ferry’s Refuse Collection, Jimmy and Mary Ferry, are charged with having no insurance on February 16th, 2010. On the day one of the company’s trucks was involved in an incident in Letetrkenny which resulted in a three year old boy being knocked down and killed.The driver of the truck, Alex McDaid, has since been cleared by Letterkenny Circuit Court of dangerous driving causing the death of little Patrick McDonagh at The Green, Ballymacool.The tot was killed after being struck by the truck as he chased a ball onto a roadway outside his house as Mr McDaid reversed the bin lorry up the street.The charges of no insurance against the Ferrys arise out of claims that Mr McDaid did not hold a valid driving license while working for Ferrys Refuse Collection.According to defense solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin, the Ferrys of Rossbracken, Manorcunningham, say they were shown an English driving license by Mr McDaid.He said that if the license is valid then his clients are insured.However solicitor for Mr McDaid (60), Patsy Gallagher, revealed in court that Mr McDaid admitted during the previous circuit court case that he did not have a driving license.The court heard that there is now some concern over the authenticity of the license.The matter is being investigated by Zurich Insurance, the Gardai and the licensing authority in Britain.Garda Superintendent David Murphy said Gardai had made enquiries through Interpol about the license and were still awaiting verification.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until November to allow more information to be gathered.He also asked Gardai to seek to obtain the original license belonging to Mr McDaid.REFUSE COMPANY CHARGED WITH HAVING NO INSURANCE ON DAY TODDLER KILLED was last modified: October 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alex McDaidballymacooldeadFerry’s Refuse Collectioninsurance
The Proline IS that started in their first game back in the Big League (Photo by Proline Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19:Match Day 1 ResultsRwenzori Group:-Ntinda United 0-3 Kireka United-Kiboga Young 1-0 Water-Kitara 0-0 Proline-Kansai Plascon 1-0 Kira United-Kabale Sharp 1-1 DoveElgon Group:-Bukedea Town Council 0-1 JMC Hippos -UPDF 0-0 Entebbe-Amuka Bright Stars 2-2 Wakiso Giants-Doves All Stars 0-0 KatakaThe FUFA Big League kicked off on Thursday 01 October with nine matches across the country.12 goals were scored on day one with only one away victory registered.In the Rwenzori Group, Kitara held Proline FC to a goalless draw.This was Proline’s first match back in the second tier after they were relegated from the first division at the close of last season.Proline were relegated from the Uganda Premier League last season (Photo by Proline Media)At Wankulukuku, Kireka United cruised past a hapless Ntinda side, defeating them 3-0.Derrick Jurua, Job Owori and Reagan Male were all on target for the away side who go straight at the top of the group.In the other game, Kiboga Young were 1-0 victors over Water FC.Peter Lumolo was the hero of the day for the home side, scoring the all important goal.In Mbale, Kabale Sharp played out a one all draw with Dove.Ronald Kyamanywa put the visitors ahead but bragging right would be shared as Fred Kalanzi scored from the spot to pull Dove level.Efforts by either sides to win it were fruitless as they shared the spoils in the end.In the other game played in the Rwenzori Group, Kansai Plascon were 1-0 winners over Kira United.In the Elgon Group, League favourites Wakiso Giants were held to a 2-2 draw by Amuka Bright Stars.James Baker put the host ahead inside four minutes but their lead lasted only three minutes as former Express FC forward, Abdulkarim Kasule leveled for the visitors.In the second half, substitute Clinton Komugisha handed Wakiso their first lead in the game and they thought they would be headed for a famous victory.However, Bronson Nsubuga had other ideas, scoring late in the game to ensure that his side take home a point after the final whistle.After the game, Wakiso Giants head coach, Ibrahim Kirya could not hide his delight that his side had managed to get a point away to Amuka Bright Stars.“It was a good game according to me as a coach because they boy played well in unfamiliar circumstances, said Lira.“Despite the situation, we have managed to get a point at the end of the day.“Yes we conceded a lousy goal due to a defensive mix up but am happy with the results.“We were scared going into the game but since we have gotten a point from it, hopefully the whole campaign goes well.In the game played at Bombo, UPDF drew 0-0 at home to Entebbe.At the Green Light Stadium in Arua, Dove All Stars were also held to a goalless draw at home to Kataka.The last game of the day saw JMC Hippos triumph over Bukedea Town Council.Crespo Asiku scored the game’s only goal to hand the visitors their first victory of the season.The next fixture of the Big League will see Nebbi Central host Kataka at the Nebbi play grounds on Saturday.Comments Tags: Big Leaguetop