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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green and Thompson each scored 10 points in the first and Golden State led 43-35 after one, their highest-scoring opening quarter of the season.Golden State seized control with a 16-2 run to begin the second quarter and led 81-54 at halftime. It was their biggest half of the season and their first 80-point half away from home since Nov. 2, 1990, at Denver (87 points).TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State made eight of its first nine shots. … The Warriors had one turnover in the first half. They finished with a season-low seven. … F Andre Igoudala played despite suffering a hip injury in Friday’s win at Milwaukee. … F Omri Casspi missed his second straight game because of a sore lower back.Raptors: DeRozan scored 19 points on 14 shots in the first quarter. … Ibaka returned from a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Miami’s James Johnson in Tuesday loss to the Heat.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Cleveland on Monday in a rematch of the past three NBA Finals.Raptors: Visit Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Raptors guard Kyle Lowry missed his third straight game because of a bruised tailbone.VanVleet’s 3-pointer with 3:52 left made cut it to 116-115, but Curry answered with a 3 for the Warriors.DeRozan’s basket with just over a minute to go made it a one-point game again, and Curry missed a pair of free throws with 45 seconds remaining.But after a missed shot by DeRozan, Durant’s jumper with 21 seconds left gave Golden State a 125-122 lead.A missed 3 by CJ Miles led to a jump ball, then a scramble for a loose ball that went out of bounds next to the Warriors bench. After a video review, Golden State was awarded possession with three seconds left. Curry was fouled and sealed it with a pair of free throws before VanVleet hit a buzzer-beating 3.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) tries to break through defense of Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors blew nearly all of a 27-point lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 127-125 on Saturday night.DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points for the Raptors, but the Warriors had just enough to beat Toronto for the eighth straight time.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bulls top Pistons in Zach Lavine’s return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Draymond Green had 14 for the Warriors, who have won 12 straight on the road. Golden State’s 19 road wins are the most in the NBA.OG Anunoby had 17 points and Serge Ibaka 14 for the Raptors, who rallied from a 19-point deficit through three quarters to make it a one-point game in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFred VanVleet scored 13 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 12 as Toronto lost for the third time in 18 home games.Curry sat out Wednesday’s home loss to the Clippers and Friday’s win at Milwaukee because of a sore right ankle, the same injury that kept him out of 11 games in December.
LATEST STORIES The quarterback wore red gloves and responded to several other questions about how much he practiced or how he sustained the injury by saying “I’m not talking about that.”Brady is listed as questionable for Sunday after being a limited participant in practice Friday. He was also limited on Wednesday. He sat out practice Thursday, but wore a glove on his injured hand during the stretching period open to reporters. He usually only wears a glove on his non-throwing hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkOne thing Brady was clear about was the test he expects from a Jaguars unit ranked second in the NFL in total and scoring defense.“It’s a very unique challenge,” Brady said. “I think their front three, their linebackers, are very instinctive and very fast. And great cover guys in the secondary. Ball-hawking defense. They strip it off you, they sack you. … So they’re a good defense.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brady appeared on the Patriots’ weekly injury report several times during the latter half of this season with injuries to both his Achilles tendon and his left shoulder. The four-time Super Bowl MVP has never missed a playoff start during his 18-year career.“Tom always tends to show up in big games. This is a big game,” receiver Danny Amendola said. “(He’s) super tough. The toughest. He’s a warrior, he’s a competitor and there’s really only one reason why he’s here, and that’s to play football. ”Jacksonville is preparing like Brady will be in the huddle as usual Sunday. Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said typical methods of rattling a quarterback don’t apply when it comes to him.“You can hit Brady, but hitting him isn’t what’s going to get to him. It’s constantly being that gnat in his face. He just hates that gnat just always around,” said Dareus, who might be more familiar than any Jacksonville player with Brady, having spent six-plus seasons with the Bills.“You sack him he’s going to get up and just keep rolling. He’s that competitive spirit, like, ‘OK, you got me. Now I’m fixing to go throw this touchdown the next play. Forty yards. You happy about that sack? But there you go.’ That’s just his mentality. I like it. I love playing against the guy. He’s phenomenal to watch.”ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year If for some reason Brady can’t go — no, the Earth won’t stop rotating on its axis and New England still would show up to play — the Patriots would look to backup Brian Hoyer. His last playoff start was the antithesis of a Brady performance. For Houston in its 2015 AFC wild-card matchup with Kansas City, Hoyer completed 15 of 34 passes for 136 yards, with no touchdowns and five turnovers (four interceptions) in a 30-0 loss.Hoyer, a former Patriot, was acquired in midseason when the Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco.“I’m always preparing to play because the truth of reality is you never know when your name’s gonna be called,” he said Thursday.The Patriots haven’t called any QB’s name in the postseason other than Brady’s since the 1990s.Including the playoffs, the Jaguars scored eight defensive touchdowns this season, three more than any other team. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey had four interceptions during the regular season and also had one in the wild-card win over Buffalo.He also fully expects to see Brady on the field Sunday.“He’s going to be out there, he’s going to play, he’s going to play to his best of ability and do what he does,” Ramsey said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches View comments New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wears gloves as he arrives to speak to the media, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday in Foxborough.(AP Photo/Bill Sikes)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.Brady said a bit contentiously only “We’ll see” on Friday when asked whether he would play in Sunday’s conference title game against Jacksonville.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After a break and enter March 17th to the North Peace Seniors Housing Societies (NPSHS) complex the incident left the residents of apartment one without a TV, a donation of a 50″ TV was later made to the seniors by the Laboucane family.After images were released by the RCMP, members of the community would recognize the NPSHS and contact ‘Better at Home’ office to see if a donation of a TV could be made to the seniors.Kim Wilson, Executive Director for the NPSHS shares each building is set with a lounge type common area with a TV to provide a source of entertainment for the seniors. Wilson said they were thrilled by the Laboucane’s donation of the TV and made sure it was chained down once received.- Advertisement -Wilson goes on to share all entrances/exits to the buildings have been secured and that she and the residents are grateful to the generosity of the community for looking out for their needs. This donation puts a positive light on an unfortunate incident.To view the press release, CLICK HERE
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John held an open house on Tuesday at the North Peace Cultural Centre for input on the Downtown Action Plan to improve 100 Street.With the City replacing aging infrastructure under 100 Street, the above ground will also have to be replaced, so the City is taking the opportunity to redesign the Street and the Downtown.Victor Shopland, General Manager of Integrated Services for the City of Fort St. John, says the purpose of the open house is to gather feedback from the community and integrate that information into concepts.- Advertisement -“The open house is about 100 Street and what we want 100 Street to look like at the end of the day. We do have to replace all the infrastructure underneath the road because the pipes underneath there are really old and they need to be replaced. This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we have when we come back to the surface, is to rebuild it the way that most people want to see it. We want people’s input from the open house, we’re going to take that input, transcribe it, and come up with concepts to be presented during the Design Charette which is June 11 to the 15.”Throughout the room were display boards where residents could stick notes to them to tell the City what they would like to see improved or, in some cases, kept the same.Some residents felt that there was nothing wrong with the functionality of Downtown but rather the theming of the buildings and the area itself.Advertisement Other residents raised concerns about parking space and snow removal in the winter.Accessibility is another concern when it comes to redesigning the area, with hopes of making it more accessible to residents with physical disabilities by improving sidewalks and crosswalks.The City will be taking this information and incorporate it for another public session that will be taking place from June 11 to the 15, 2019.For more information on the project, you can visit the City’s website.Advertisement
DONEGAL Ladies Senior squad will be playing Division Two football next year.But it may well be a blessing in disguise for the county, giving this group of players a chance to re-group and grow again.The team travelled to Kerry on Sunday to face a side heading for the semi-finals of the Tesco Homegrown Championship. And once again Donegal showed they can hold their own against the top teams in the country.The Kingdom rounded off their group campaign with a 3-12 to 3-6 victory against already-relegated Donegal.Patrice Dennehy, Louise Galvin and Sarah Jane Joy netted for Kerry, who led by 1-8 to 1-1 at half-time, as Aisling Cunningham scored a hat-trick of goals for Donegal. DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: RELEGATED, BUT SENIOR LADIES SHOW TRUE GRIT was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegaldonegal ladiesKerryLGFA
LETTERKENNY ROVERS newcomer Christopher Sweeney says the Cathedral Town men have to attempt to get maximum points in each of their remaining games this season.Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Cockhill Celtic at the Aura Leisure Centre sees Rovers trail the champions by nine points.With eleven games to play, there are still plenty of points up for grabs and, although it’s a tall order, goalkeeper Sweeney insists Rovers can’t lose their focus. A former Republic of Ireland junior international, Sweeney came off injured in the first half and, while the extent of the ankle injury isn’t too serious, he remains a doubt for Saturday night’s clash with Bonagee United at Dry Arch Park (kick-off 8pm).“Against Cockhill Celtic last weekend, it was disappointing too have lost because I think a draw would have been a fair result,” Sweeney says.“Credit to Cockhill they showed their experience and quality and that’s why they’re a top side.“ We’ll just have to focus our own camp for the rest of the season. We know it’s a big ask to try and catch Cockhill but we’ll just have to put in a big push now and try and get maximum points in all the games we play from here on in.” Sweeney’s move from Gweedore Celtic in Division One of the Donegal League to USL hopefuls Rovers was something of a surprise one, but then again the west Donegal man is well used to tales of the unexpected.In 2013, the Republic of Ireland Junior manager Gerry Smith put a call into Sweeney ahead of a game against Northern Ireland at the AUL. Sweeny was at a family wedding in Malta when he got the call and initially assumed it was friends mischief making.Christopher Sweeney pictured above receiving his junior international cap.“I hung up the phone actually thinking it was someone taking the piss!” he laughs now.“Gerry had come to watch a game at the AUL in the Inter-pros and I thought that was that. This was a few months after that and I’d kind of given up on the chance. When he rang back, I realised it was actually Gerry and it wasn’t a piss-take!” Sweeney kept a clean sheet against Northern Ireland in a 2-0 win and says of the experience: “I thoroughly enjoyed it. Shane Canning from Moville was playing that day too. It was a great experience to represent your country and it’s a day and a memory that I’ll always cherish.”Sweeney has played for the Donegal League’s Oscar Traynor team as well as having won the Donegal SFC in Gaelic football with Gaoth Dobhair. A ‘keeper of vast experience, he had played briefly with Rovers in 2013 and returned to Leckview Park last month.He says: “I got a phonecall one Saturday before Christmas asking would I be interested to play in a friendly match. That faired out well for me on the day and I signed shortly after in January.“I wanted to come to Letterkenny Rovers to challenge myself to see how I’d fair out. Gweedore Celtic understood my situation of wanting to try it out and they have been very supportive.” Sweeney’s first competitive game was on Sunday-week past when Rovers catapulted themselves back into the reckoning with a 3-1 win against Fanad United.He says: “So far it’s been very enjoyable. The tempo of matches is definitely faster and sharper than what I’ve been used to playing in the Donegal League.“Your concentration level has to be 100 per cent at all times, but so far I’m really enjoying it and looking forward to the season ahead with a great bunch of lads.“It’s a very competitive league and I hope more teams enter it.“The standard in the league is in incredible. It’s great to play in such.“Credit is due to all the managers and coaches at all levels and without question the caliber of players within the county is well up there at the minute. You only have to look at the amount of players from Donegal who are being capped at underage level at the minute.”Rovers reached the dizzying heights of the FAI Intermediate Cup final last year at Aviva Stadium. Although they bowed out this season in the opening round at the hands of Cockhill, Rovers still have plenty to play for this term.Sweeney says: “The lads did have a few disappointing results during the first half of the season, drawing matches that we were probably expected to win.“We put in a great performance in our first game back in the new year against Fanad to win 3-1. We showed great character playing with ten men for the whole second half.“We have to put Sunday’s loss to Cockhill behind us now and just focus on getting as many points as we can.”RESULTSLetterkenny Rovers 1 Cockhill Celtic 2Finn Harps Reserves 1 Bonagee United 2FIXTURESSaturday, January 21, 8pmBonagee United v Letterkenny Rovers Referee – Marty Quinn; Assistants Paul Duddy, Marty McGarrigleSunday, January 22, 2pmDerry City Reserves v Cockhill Celtic Referee – Packie Coll; Assistants Marty McGarrigle and tbcFinn Harps Reserves v Fanad United Referee – Vincent McLoughlinUSLPWDLFAGDPTSCockhill Celtic971129101922Letterkenny Rovers93421816213Bonagee United8413915-613Fanad United83231411311Derry City Reserves83141914510Swilly Rovers81341022-126Finn Harps Reserves81251021-115TOP GOALSCORERS (League goals only)Cathal Farren (Derry City Reserves) 8Darren McElwaine (Letterkenny Rovers) 7Mark Moran (Cockhill Celtic) 6Gerard McLaughlin (Cockhill Celtic) 4Aaron McCready (Finn Harps Reserves) 4Laurence Toland (Swilly Rovers) 4Aidan McLaughlin (Bonagee United) 3Jimmy Bradley (Cockhill Celtic) 3William O’Connor (Cockhill Celtic) 3Max Karner (Derry City Reserves) 3Stephen Duffy (Derry City Reserves) 3Christopher Sweeney targets ‘maximum points’ as Rovers look to bridge USL gap was last modified: January 18th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Because the team gets along so well, and the coaches don’t assign captains, it is up to the seniors to act as the leaders. Even though Sowa says she has always helped lead her team on the field, this is the year she was really able to step up to the plate. She continued playing on travel teams and played for her high school team, Warren Township, in Gurnee, Ill. But, the travel team she was playing on, The Northern Ice wasn’t a well-known team. When it came to recruiting, Sowa had difficulty finding colleges that wanted her to play for them. She then switched to a team called The Illinois Chill in hopes of catching the eyes of more schools. “I was in Colorado playing in a tournament and my now coach [Rich Calvert] noticed me and asked me to visit Drake,” Sowa said. The decision to attend Drake from there was easy. Sowa liked the campus and softball program and would soon become a Bulldog and double major in English and Secondary Education. As a senior, Sowa has played with different groups of people each year with freshman classes and transfers coming in. She says the change each year is beneficial because while the girls are all similar, they still have differences that bring a new feel and skills to the team. “In years past, I would say my leadership came more from on the field in hitting and playing,” Sowa said. “I’m kind of a quieter person in that aspect, but this year I was able to give more direction when it was needed.” “I just signed a lease for an apartment downtown and I’d be perfectly happy staying in Des Moines for a little while,” Sowa said. “I really liked the city and school districts in the area. But that’s just the three-year plan, I don’t know where it will take me next.” The women’s softball team currently holds a 25-26 record (8-15 in the Missouri Valley Conference) and saw difficulty throughout the season with injuries and coming up short. Unfortunately, like most sports, it’s hard to look past the difficult times and strive for better. “It’s a sport of failure and sometimes that’s something I don’t take very well,” Sowa said. “This is really the first season I’ve been on the team that we have had this much of an issue winning a game.” After her final game this season, Sowa will be trading the softball field for a classroom. Since her freshman year of high school, with a little inspiration from a former English teacher, she has wanted to become just that: a high school English teacher. “My mom has found pictures I drew when I was really little saying I wanted to be a teacher,” Sowa said. In addition to her hopes of becoming an English teacher, Sowa had a number of professors at Drake help her find a possible new path to add to her future teaching career in Special Education. Because she has been able to work with different students in schools throughout the Des Moines area, Sowa says they have all been helpful in finding her place. From a young age, there was no doubt Drake University senior Megan Sowa would succeed in softball. After all, she was just eight years old when she began playing on a 10U travel team. She and her friend were the youngest on the team.”I didn’t like soccer and I was too small to play basketball so my parents started me on t-ball,” Sowa said. “I was kind of good so I kept playing and started to love the sport.” Her career at Drake has been decorated with honors. She is a three-time All-MVC selection (All-MVC First Team her freshman and junior years and All-MVC Second Team her sophomore year) and earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention accolades in 2016. She is in Drake’s top-10 of several all-time statistical categories: at-bats (621, 7th), batting average (.324, 6th), hits (201, 5th), runs batted in (104, 4th), runs (123, 3rd) and walks (83, 2nd) and just outside in career triples (5) and home runs (17). As for softball, Sowa doesn’t see herself playing anymore, but she does see herself taking her teaching skills back to the field. “I can see myself being a high school softball coach,” Sowa said. “Since softball is in the summer that would give me something to do in the summer.” Sowa says it still hasn’t sunk in that this weekend will be her last home games and that she will miss her teammates the most. But with the help of her team, together they try to move past the losses and come back even stronger, not thinking about the record. Luckily, since the team is so close, or as Sowa describes it as a “built in family,” they are able to support one another and remind each other why they are all there. “I think this next weekend will be a good one,” Sowa said. “And when it comes to the tournament, I think we will be at our best, competitively.” “This is what I’ve been doing my whole life,” Sowa said. “I don’t really know who I am without softball yet. I’m going to miss my teammates the most. The game is fun and all, but it’s the team that really makes it better.” Print Friendly Version
The Cranes qualified for the 2019 AFCONWith 2018 now in the closet, PML Daily correspondent Lillian Katonole takes us through some it the sporting highlights of the past yearJANUARY:Jan 14, Uganda cranes participated in the African Nations championship (CHAN) where they were drawn against Zambia,Namibia and Cote D’Ivoire. Uganda first lost to Zambia 3-1, where Derrick Nsibambi pulled one back in the 40th minute. The rest of the games where also lost and no goal was scored. Uganda was eliminated at the group stages with only one goal scored.it was in this tournament that Uganda cranes Head coach Sebastien Desabre made his debut replacing interim-Moses BasenaDesabre made his debut as Cranes coach in JanuaryUnder the January transfer window, Prominent signings took place. Allan Kateregga left KCCA FC for South African club Cape town city, Daniel Sserunkuuma signed for Vipers SC from Express FC, Isaac Muleme left KCCA FC for Egyptian side AL Assouity, Police marksman Hood Kaweesa crossed boarders to join Zambian Buildcon FC, later joined by Fahad Bayo from Proline fc and Abubaker Kasule from Express Fc, Masavu Abraham Ndugwa joined Vi[pers Sc, KCCA FC Captured the signature of Nicholas Kasozi, Bernard Muwanga and Tom Ikara from Kirinya.FEBRUARYFeb 9, FUFA Big league round 2 kicked offFeb 12, Draws for the inaugural FUFA DRUM 2018 were made as Bugisu faced BusogaThe FUFA Drum was launched in FeburaryMARCHUganda had 2 friendlies in preparations of the Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifiers, against Sao tome and Malawi.24, march 2018, Uganda defeated Sao tome 3-1 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole courtesy of Joseph Ochaya, Murushid Jjukko and Abraham Ndugwa goals. On that day, Abraham Nduwa made his National team debut.The Cranes team that started against Sao TomeThree days later, Uganda drew with Malawi 0-0 at the same stadium.In the same month, it was announced that Uganda’s U17 National Team, the Cub were pitted in group B of the CECAFA Challenge Cup that took place later in April of 2018 in Muyinga, Tanzania. it was the fourth edition to be played anf Uganda would emerge winners eventually.Draws of the CAF Champions league were made in March where Uganda’s League Champions 2016/17 KCCA FC where to feature.Still draws of the University football League where reveled.APRILUganda cranes wing Godfrey Walusimbi back returned to his then club, Gormahia FC after being defiant over payment issues and missing 8 consecutive matches.On April 26,URA FC appointed Sam Ssimbwa as club manager after resigning from his job as Sofakapaka head coach a Kenyan based club.Sam Simbwa moved to URAMAYMay 28th, The COPA COCA COLA kicked off in Mbarara city where Buddo SS emerged as the winners after defeating St Mary’s Kitende in the finals.Buddo SS won the 2018 Copa Coca-ColaMay 12, The National Basketball League kicked off where title defenders City Oilers facing off with Betway Power.30th May, Uganda cranes had its 3rd friendly with Central Africa where it was defeated.JUNEJune 14, The 2018 Airtel MASAZA CUP EDITION was launched by the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga at Bulange Mengo which later kicked off on the 23rd same month.JULYBika Bya Baganda Pool Championship was launched at D-arena pool pub along Namirembe road in Kampala.July 9, Bika Football games started as Ngeye tussled it out with Mbogo clan.AUGUSTInaugural SUPER 8 tournament kicked off at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo and KCCA FC emerged the winners.KCCA FC won the inaugural FUFA Super CupAUG 25, Nkima won the 2018 Bika bya Baganda football championship as they defeated Ffumbe.Uganda Crested cranes were grouped in group c of COSAFA WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP where they later emerged as Bronze medalists at the climax.AUG 28, The University Football League was launched9-year old Keisha Kagoro took 3rd place in the 2018 SA Junior African Challenge cup after emerging the 2nd in the Lake Victoria junior golf camp and tournamentSEPTEMBER8th, Uganda cranes played to a goalless draw with Tanzania on match day 2 of the AFCON Qualifiers at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.The Cranes drew 0-0 with TanzaniaSept 22, Uganda sand cranes were eliminated by Ivory coast in the qualifiers for 2018 AFCONSept 24, 2018/19 UPL fixtures were released as Vipers started their title defence against Ndejje UniversityOCTOBERUganda Cranes defeated Lesotho 3-0 0 match day 3 of AFCON Qualifiers. Goals from Farouk Miya and a brace by Emmanuel Arnold Okwi blessed the day.Oct 16, the return leg of Leostho against Uganda was played and the Cranes defeted Lesotho 2-0 courtesy of a Farouk Miya brace in Setsotso.Oct 20, Ssingo defeated Buddu to champion the Masaza Cup 2018 at Mandela National Stadium Namboole.Ssingo won the 2018 Masaza CupNOVEMBERNov 7, the 4th edition of the 2018 Airtel Fufa Awards where officially launchedNov 17, Uganda cranes defeated Cape Verde 1-0 (Patrick Kaddu) to seal their place in AFCON 2019.KCCA’s Patrick Kaddu scored the goal that sealed Uganda’s 2019 AFCON QualificationNov 22, Buoyant She Cranes departed for England to participate in the challenge series. State Minister for sports Charles Bakabulindi flagged off the delegation at National Council of Sports in Lugogo. this was in line with the preparation of the team for the world cup that will take place in Liverpool in 2019.Cameroon was stripped off to host the Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) slated for 2019 which rights were later given to Egypt. This was decided because of the poor security and infrastructure in Cameroon.Nov 30, Sundowns Dennis Onyango and Uganda cranes where nominated in the 2018 CAF AWARDS.Asaph Mwebaze replaced James Odoch at the newly promoted top flight club Nyamityobora FC. This came days after Mwebaze’s his contract was terminated at Onduparaka football club in Arua.DECEMBERDec 13, KCCA FC ejected Mtibwa sugar FC from the CAF Confederation Cup group stages.Vipers was thrashed by Constatine to end the Venoms journey in the CAF Champions league.Vipers coach Espinoza Martinez was also sacked in December. Little known Ouma was appointed the interim manager.Martinez was sacked by Vipers in DecemberGoalkeeper Yasin Mugabi also signed for Wakiso Giants.Comments Tags: top
• Africa is among the fastest growing regions in the world and strengthened engagement presents major growth opportunities for trade and investment by South African firms, as well as firms that want to use the country as a gateway to the continent.• According to the recently released Africa Investment Report 2015 compiled by fDiIntelligence “FDI into Africa [in 2014] increased by 64% to US$87 billion [which represents] 660 projects.” This amounts to 13% of global FDI which has increased from 0.6% in 2000. The 464 multinational companies which have invested in the continent are saying without equivocation that Africa is open for business and is a safe and reliable investment destination.• The most attractive sectors for investors are: financial services with 133 projects; the coal, oil & natural gas sector with 25 projects and a combined capital investment value of US$33 billion; the real estate sector with 23 projects and a capital investment of US$12 billion; the industrial machinery sector with 33 projects. The auto components sector reflected an improved performance of 133% while the value of projects in the business machines as well as software & IT services sectors increased by 378% and 72%, respectively; FDI projects in the chemicals sector amounted to US$7 billion indicating an increase of almost 2000% from 2013; and the alternative & renewable energy sector saw US$10 billion being invested across the continent. This is supported by the WEF Africa Competitiveness Report as well as the EY Africa Attractiveness Survey 2015.• South Africa’s foreign direct investment into and trade with the SADC region has grown more rapidly in recent years than any other. SADC currently absorbs 26% of our exports – more than any other region. Unlike exports to other regions, exports to SADC are dominated by manufactured goods.• South Africa is already a major and growing source of FDI on the continent, accounting for 53% of FDI into Southern Africa in 2014 (UNCTAD 2015). Outward investments are especially encouraged where these crowd in South African value-chains, expertise and financial resources.• Future growth of the continent will be supported by a number of on-going initiatives that will address existing challenges to doing business in the region.• Efforts towards market integration through SADC, and the Tripartite Free Trade Area will address the challenges of small and fragmented markets in the region. The Tripartite Free Trade Area is expected to create a market of US$2.6 trillion, with a combined population of over 600 million.• South Africa is also working with SADC to support regional value chains to enhance the region’s competitiveness and promote inclusive growth and development in the region. In April 2015, SADC heads of states approved the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap.• South Africa is championing infrastructure development in Africa through the continental north-south rail and road links, as part of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development.• In order to fast-track key projects, South Africa has recently introduced a Project Preparation and Development Facility for the SADC, managed by the Development Bank of Southern Africa.