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As it happened: Uganda Today - Monday February 4

By Joseph Kizza

Added 4th February 2019 08:00 AM

Makerere University have one leg into the group stage of the University Football League after edging Kampala International University 1-0 in the playoffs first leg.

As it happened: Uganda Today - Monday February 4

Makerere University have one leg into the group stage of the University Football League after edging Kampala International University 1-0 in the playoffs first leg.

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6:00pm

Cheerio!

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 Done and dusted here. Will be back tomorrow.


Cheers!

 

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5:55pm

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Police beat Express 2-0


Johnson Odong sealed victory for Police FC with a strike in stoppage time as the Cops beat Express FC on their turf on Monday.

Juma Balunya had put the visitors in front 31 minutes into the opening half, and when Kefa Kisala's men failed to provide a response, they were punished further six minutes after the normal 90 at Mutesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.

The result means Police climb three places up to seventh place while the Red Eagles slide one place to 10th.

 

 

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5:23pm

  Chinese New Year's Eve


New Vision's Sarah Kisakye:

Today is the People's Republic of China's New Year's Eve .

Celebrations for the New Year celebrations have been punctuated with dancing and feasting, as people congratulate themselves and wish each other the best of the coming year. The Chinese New Year starts on Tuesday, with 2019 observed, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar, as the year of the pig.

In China, a pig is a symbol of good fortune.

 

The New Year festival, festival, usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia, is believed to carry with it new ideas and dreams.

Here in Uganda, performers are putting up colorful performances, leaving the audiences impressed with their skills.

Traditionally, the Chinese New Year festival is seen as a happy occasion for family members to get together, to bid farewell to the past and to embrace the future.

 

 

 

 

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5:00pm

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  UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE: MUK edge KIU


New Vision's Badru Katumba:

After missing out on the 7th edition of the University League over disciplinary issues, Makerere University return this year like a wounded predator.

On Monday, they faced Kampala International University in the playoffs, with qualification for the group stage on their minds.

 

Today's was the first of two legs - and the intensity of the day's heat was replicated on the pitch in a ping-pong affair. Traffic was two-way in a game keenly watched by effervescent crowds.

 

 

 

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As the match looked destined for a nil-nil draw, Makerere's John Paul Bonga found the breathrough three minutes before time with a tapped in finish to send the home fans into celebrations. That, there, put Makerere one step closer to progressing to the group stage.

The return leg will be played next week at KIU.

 

 On Tuesday, Kabale University host Nkumba University in Kabale.

 

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4:48pm

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  As it stands


It is half time at Mutesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.

Police FC are leading the hosts, Express FC, and if it stays like this until the end of the game, the Cops will climb to seventh while Kefa Kisala's side will slip to 10th place.

 

 

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4:33pm

 

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  GOAL!

Juma Balunya - Police FC

Speaking of breakthroughs, it is the visitors that have broken the deadlock.

Express go behind 31 minutes into the game - and it will be very important that they at least find the leveler before the break.

Can they?

 



 

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4:25pm

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  UGANDA RPEMIER LEAGUE: Still 0-0 between Express and Police


It is still all-square at Wankulukuku, with no breakthrough after 25 minutes of action.

The two sides are immediate neighbours on the table.

Express are ninth, and are hoping to bounce back from last week's defeat to Tooro United.

Police, close behind in 10th place, are keen to recover from an embarassing 4-1 home defeat to relegation zone side Nyamityobora FC.

Can either side find the opener here?

 

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4:06pm

UPDF seizes guns from Turkana herders

Water shortage and severe drought in some parts of north-western Kenya have seen Turkana pastoralists cross to Uganda in search of water and pasture for their herd.

This has resulted into an intensified operation along the Uganda-Kenya border by the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF), where 12 guns have been recovered from the pastoralists.

The UPDF third Division spokesperson, Capt. Isaac Oware, has confirmed recovery of the guns, saying the army has intensified the operation towards eradication of illegal guns.

"We have the rifles and unspecified number of ammunitions," he says.

(Full story here)

 

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3:42pm

  IMPOSTER ALERT


From State House.

"Please beware that this individual, Alex Kiyingi (pictured) has been posing as a member of staff of State House and defrauding the unsuspecting public of money. Kiyingi is not an employee of State House and cannot therefore purport to act for or on behalf of State House Uganda Be Woke."

 

 

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3:20pm

  WORLD CANCER DAY: Ways to keep the disease at bay


There are many ways to reduce the risk of getting cancer, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has made this easy for you with a simple graphical illustration.

 
Worldwide, cervical cancer remains one of the "gravest threats to women's lives", and the health agency says "we can eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem through intensified vaccination against HPV, screening and treatment".

So, take note.

 

 

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3:07pm

  Take charge of your life


 

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3:00pm

  Cancer in πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ : 80% of newly diagnosed cancer patients die


 

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2:42pm

Tackling climate change and malnutrition together

Malnutrition in all its forms, including undernutrition and obesity, accounts for 19 percent of ill-health and premature death globally - by far the largest cause. Excess body weight affects 2 billion people worldwide and 2 billion people are undernourished including micronutrient deficiencies.

Climate change will make both of these conditions significantly worse, writes Meera Shekhar, who served as Commissioner representing the World Bank Group on the Lancet Commission on Obesity.

 

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2:27pm

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  Uganda Premier League: Early team news


After being sidelined for two months due to injury, Arthur Kiggundu returns to the Express FC squad ahead of their clash with Police FC.

Kickoff will be at 4pm at Mutesa II Stadium.

 

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2:00pm

  HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency


"Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, which kills more than 300,000 women every year, health authorities said Monday.

To mark World Cancer Day 2019, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a statement in which it "unequivocally confirms the efficacy and safety of HPV vaccination".

 

"Unfounded rumours about HPV vaccines continue to unnecessarily delay or impede the scaling up of the vaccination, which is so urgently needed to prevent cervical cancer," said IARC director Elisabete Weiderpass.

Spread mainly through sex, the human papillomavirus causes most cases of cervical cancer, which claims the life of a woman somewhere in the world every two minutes.

It is the fourth most deadly cancer for women.

(Read further here)

 

 

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1:00pm

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  Lunch break


I will be back.

Time for some 'demolition' exercise. Enjoy your lunch over there :)

 

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12:57pm

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  Kadaga at Namulonge


Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is at Namulonge for a tour.

She has checked out some of the high-yielding and nutritious foods on display.

 

Wine made from bananas

 


Banana seeds on show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12:40pm

  Safer Internet Day


This will be on Tuesday - February 5.

The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to action for all stakeholders to join hands and play their role in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

 

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12:25pm

 A staple food in Uganda


Speaking of matooke . . .

Lunch time is fast approaching. If this picture doesn't activate your taste buds, what else can?

 

 

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12:20pm

 Popular food crop


Matooke produces acceptable yields even amidst erratic rainfall. It also has an all-year-round fruiting character.

 

 

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12:14pm

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  WATCH: Breast cancer - a survivor's story


 

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12:05am

  World Cancer Day - Get involved


 

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11:55am

RAS TOON

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has dismissed reports of poor workmanship at the new Source of the Nile Bridge in Jinja, saying that what is going on at the bridge is just planned procedural maintenance works.

 

 

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11:40am

Closed banks owners appear before COSASE

Today, COSASE is interfacing with the shareholders of National Bank of Commerce, Teefe Bank, Nile River and SIL Investments Limited.

On Tuesday, according to the programme, the committee will meet with the owners of International Credit Bank Ltd, the Co-operative Bank and Greenland Bank.

And on Wednesday, it will be Crane Bank and Dfcu's turn.

 

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11:30am

Amama Mbabazi appears before COSASE

 

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is appearing before Parliament's Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) as investigations into banks' closure continues. Mbabazi is a shareholder of one of the defunct banks - National Bank of Commerce.

The committee is chaired by Abdu Katuntu, the MP for Bugweri County.

COSASE has been probing Bank of Uganda following a special audit report on the closure of several commercial banks in the country. They include Teefe Bank (1993), International Credit Bank Ltd (1998), Greenland Bank (1999), Co-operative Bank (1999), National Bank of Commerce (2012), Global Trust Bank (2014) and more recently Crane Bank Ltd.

 

 

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11:15am

  Kadaga at Namulonge


New Vision's Betty Amamukirori:


Dr. Ambrose Egona, the director general of NARO, has explained the different technologies they are introducing to improve agricultural practices in the country.

He says their plants are not genetically modified organisms (GMOs) - instead they graft them, adding that they do genetic engineering to ensure that the plants adapt to the weather conditions to thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11:03am

  Kadaga at Namulonge


New Vision's Betty Amamukirori:


These are the Vikings Jersey breed from Denmark.

 

They have high milk yields, are heat-tolerant, eat less and are disease-resistant, according to Dr. Yona Baguma, the deputy director general of research at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO).

Researchers are currently collecting embryos so they can roll out to the whole country. Each cow was bought at 500$ (about sh1.8m).

 

 

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10:45am

Kadaga at Namulonge

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori:

Kadaga then visited the national livestock research institute where a new tick vaccine is being tested on both local and foreign breeds. Agriculture minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja is also on the tour.

Dr. Mugerwa Swidiq, the director of research at the institute, says that by June, the evaluation will be done.

 

And if successful, Uganda will be able to take on the world market, which will contribute to foreign exchange. He says they are also developing vaccines for the African swine fever.

 

 

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10:40am

Kadaga at Namulonge

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori:

Today, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga is at Namulonge inspecting the new agriculture practices, including technology, crop and animal varieties.

The first stop was at Namulonge Agricultural Research Centre, where crop varieties that are disease-resistant are produced.

 

 

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10:25am

At launch of World Bank report in Kampala

Sajitha Bashir, the Practice Manager of Education Global practice at the World Bank.

 

 

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10:20am

Education minister at launch of World Bank report

New Vision's Miriam Namutebi:

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, has arrived for the launch of a World Bank book titled 'Facing forward: Schooling for learning in Africa' at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala.

One of the issue they are looking at is language policy, which Uganda, like may other countries, has not adopted the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9:55am

Makerere: Joint staff associations' assembly

This afternoon, there is expected to be a joint staff associations' general assembly at the Makerere University main hall.

The meeting, which will begin at 2pm, will provide an update on the progress on thethe negotiations about the joint staff associations' resolutions.

 

 

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9:48am

Tarehe Sita @35: Museveni on TV

Ahead of the 35th anniversary of Tarehe Sita - February 6 -, President Yoweri Museveni will appear on local TV for an interview on the events that preceded the attack on Kabamba on February 6, 1981.

The attack launched the NRA's struggle and set the foundation for the birth of the NRM.

 

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9:41am

Four killed in bus crash

And sticking to the sad accident theme, as many as four people were killed when a Masindi-bound bus burst a tyre, lost control and flipped.

Several people survived, but with injuries.

 

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9:33am

Speaker in Lira for Gutomoi thanksgiving

Speaking of which, Kadaga was in Lira district at the weekend - in the northern part of the country. There, she attended a thanksgiving ceremony for MP Charles Angiro Gutomoi of Erute North County, who was involved in a nasty car crash in Kiryandongo in May last year.

She was in the company of other MPs, particularly from the Lango Parliamentary Association. The prayers were led by the Bishop of Lango Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Alfred Olwa.

 

 

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9:26am

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Speaker opens new Twitter account


Ditch the old one, people. Follow Rebecca Kadaga HERE.

 

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9:21am

  World Cancer Day - The common cancers


The executive director of the Uganda Cancer Institute, Dr. Jackson Orem, says that 30% to 40% of cancers in Uganda are infection-related. At a press conference last week, he broke down the commonest cancers by gender.

 

He said the commonest cancers in women are: cervical cancer, breast cancer, Kaposi Sarcoma, cancer of the stomach, lymphoma and liver cancer.

And in men, it is prostate cancer, Kaposi Sarcoma, cancer of oesophagus, liver cancer and lymphoma.

In children, the common cancers are leukaemia (cancer of the blood), Burkitt Lymphoma, cancer of the kidney and cancer of bones and muscle.

 

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9:15am

  World Cancer Day - Five lifestyle changes


As part of the activities to mark World Cancer Day (February 4), the health state minister for primary health care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, addressed the public on cancer prevention, detection and treatment measures.

At a press conference on Friday, she revealed that last year, there were 32,617 new cancer cases and 21,829 cancer deaths in Uganda.

So how can you prevent cancer? The minister offered five "simple lifestyle changes".

1. Stop consumption of tobacco

2. Limit harmful consumption of alcohol

3. Engage in physical activity for at least 30 mins a day

4. Eat healthy foods

5. Vaccinate yourself against Hepatitis B and HPV

This year, the World Cancer Day is being held under the theme "I am, I will". Today, it will be marked with Zumba dance and free cancer screening and care services.

 

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9:08am

  World Cancer Day - Cancer could surpass HIV


Today, Uganda joins the rest of the world to raise awareness about cancer, one of the leading causes of death in Uganda. It is projected to surpass HIV in both visibility and impact if left unchecked.  

 

 

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9:03am

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  WATCH: Around Uganda


 

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8:50am

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Today's fixture


Sunday was rest day for the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, but action resumes today, as Express FC host Police FC at Wankulukuku Stadium at 4pm.

The two sides are immediate neighbours on the table.

Express are ninth, and will be hoping to bounce back from last week's defeat to Tooro United.

Police, close behind in 10th place, will also head into Monday's game keen to recover from an embarassing 4-1 home defeat to relegation zone side Nyamityobora FC.

 

 

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8:39am

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  What happened in the Premier League


The following day, there was more top-tier footballing action as URA beat SC Villa at Namboole Stadium while Onduparaka failed to re-establishing their winning ways with a draw at Bright Stars.

(Read details here)

 

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8:35am

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  What happened in the Premier League


Towards the end of last week, we had some Uganda Premier League action. Defending champions Vipers beat Kirinya Jinja SSS while as Paidha Black Angels shared the spoils with Ndejje University. Both games were on Friday.

(Full story here)

 

 

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8:30am

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  Handling Nkata's situation


The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has reached out to FIFA just days after Kakamega Homeboyz sacked coach Paul Nkata over alleged match-fixing claims.

The federation boss Nick Mwendwa says they have written to the world governing body seeking help on how to handle the situation and also requesting that the Ugandan coach is suspended pending investigations on the same.

"As a federation, we must move quickly and get the truth on the allegations and that is the reason why we have written to Fifa. We want Fifa to guide us on how to handle the situation but most importantly, we want Fifa to suspend Nkata, who allegedly, is the main man in the scam.

(Full story HERE)

 

 

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8:24am

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  What the papers are saying


On the back pages, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has lauded US-based Ugandan power lifter Roy Mubiru for raising Uganda's flag high and winning medals for his country.

Meanwhile, newly installed deputy vice president of motorcycling Barak Orland says he is "honoured to be entrusted with this position, not in acting capacity, but in full charge."

He hopes that he will "add one or two steps to the development of motocross" in the country.

(Get Monday's e-paper here πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

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8:20am

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  What the papers are saying


"I always thought that my health was perfect. Having cancer never crossed my mind. My family had no history of cancer," says Roy Jaggwe, who is recovering from prostate cancer.

Today is World Cancer Day, a day that aims at raising awareness about the disease. Records show that the incidence of cancer has been increasing over the years. Jacky Achan explores what needs to done. It's this week's HEALTH & Beauty lead story.

(Get Monday's e-paper here πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 


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8:17am

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  What the papers are saying


In this week's INFRASTRUCTURE pullout, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, is asking the Government to set up weigh bridges near mines, so that the quantities, values and royalties accruing from minerals mined in districts are correctly calculated.

(Get Monday's e-paper here πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

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8:13am

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  What the papers are saying


In a minority report on the 2019/2020 budget framework paper (draft budget), government has been advised to cut the huge cost of public administration by reducing the size of Cabinet, Parliament and other administrative units.

Details on this and more from Parliament on page 6.

(Get Monday's e-paper here πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

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8:10am

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  What the papers are saying


Our lead story today . . .


On August 9, 2013, a 14-year-old Senior One student at Kyambogo College was kidnapped by unknown men as he approached school. On December 19, 2018, more than five years later, he returned home with several fresh wounds inflicted on his back and hands.

Story on page 4.

(Get Monday's e-paper here πŸ‘‰ http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

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8:05am

Today's motivational quote

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." - Hellen Keller

 

 

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8:00am

Good morning

Are you in the mood for a brand new week? Whatever your answer, looks like you've got no choice other than get right into it. February started at the conclusion of last week, which means this is the first full week proper we are having for the so-called month of love. A month of Valentine's Day and one of re-emphasising the significance of love in our lives.

Welcome everyone.

 

So how about we splash some love around. Mend those broken bridges, send a shout out to the people you have taken ages without talking to or hearing from, it wouldn't also hurt to give your workmate a good morning hug. Whichever you go for, it definitely should make that person feel a whole lot better, with more reason to charge into this new week.

 

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