Some of the players in action at the Source Gardens in Jinja (Photo by Abraham Mutalebwa)Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) commemorated the International chess day with a Tournament held in Jinga this past weekend.The one day event took place at the Source Gardens with a turn up of 15 clubs that included Bunamwaya chess club, Chess Warriors-MUBS ,Lweza Chess club, Dmark chess club, BCLA Academy, Kireka Chess Club, Mulago Rooks ,UCU Queens, Jinja Knights, West Nile chess Club, Mulago Overs chess club, Mengo Chess Club, Gambit and Kireka Panthers .D Mark Chess Club were Crowned as the overall winners fending off stiff competition from Chess Warriors who took the finished second.Dmark’s Patrick Kawuma won the tournament with 12.5 points and in process scooped the Gold Medal; Joshua Katumba took Silver while Moses Muwanga went home with the Bronze.In the ladies category Ndagire Mary Kevin triumphed as winner with 6 points and doubled as the best young achiever in the game, Nakabo Penina won Silver with 5 points and Naddya Benita took the Bronze.Mr.Ategeka Henry the Secretary General for the Uganda Chess Federation thanked the various clubs that participated in this tournament and appreciated players like Saviour Ayiokoko who travelled from West Nile take part in the competition.Comments Tags: chessUganda Chess Association
January 2, 2014 434 Views “”United Wholesale Mortgage””:https://www.uwm.com/ (UWM), one of the nation’s fastest-growing wholesale lenders, has good reason to celebrate going into 2014: The company was ranked on “”MortgageStats.com””:http://mortgagestats.com/ as the No. 1 wholesale lender in the country for the third quarter of 2013.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]According to a release from UWM, it was the first time the lender was able to take the top spot for wholesale origination volume in its history.””We’ve been intensely focused on getting our business to this level of growth from the beginning,”” said Mat Ishbia, president of the Michigan-based firm. “”Our hard work, along with the trust and valued business of our brokers, has now officially catapulted us to the number one spot.””The company attributes its achievement to its wide range of innovative offerings, which in 2013 saw the addition of UWM Connect, the Income Calculator, free customizable marketing, and the newly released Flex Term, among others.Also a factor in UWM’s growth is the way the company approaches customer service, Ishbia said.””We developed a unique business model in how we interface with our brokers that is completely driven by a highly service-oriented approach to customer service that clients laud as being second-to-none,”” he commented.