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Club presents film on war in Uganda

first_img “Invisible Children uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony’s rebel war,” Kristen Metzger, senior, president and founder of the club, said. “We are young activists working to restore Northern Uganda to peace and prosperity.”  The organization believes in providing education to kids of northern Uganda who have lost hope in their own futures. Amelang said the three things we can do to help are to buy their merchandise, participate in the “Schools for Schools” program and commit to the Legacy scholarship fund which involves donating $35 a month to cover all school expenses for one child.  Ocaya’s mentor, Richard, helped him to find hope again and graduate high school. As Amelang explained in her lecture, this is a touching story that is sadly not the future for 93 percent of the youth in Uganda. Metzger said anyone in the tri-campus community are welcome. She also plans on opening events up to the entire South Bend community. Saint Mary’s Invisible Children club, which helps raise awareness of child soldiers in war-torn Uganda, hosted members on tour from the national Invisible Children organization in Carroll Auditorium Tuesday.  Through Invisible Children’s “Schools for Schools” program, students have raised $1.2 million towards the reconstruction of educational facilities destroyed by rebel militia, according to national member Terra Amelang.  Kids featured in the screening of “Go” had won the opportunity to go to Uganda and witness first hand what goes on in the lives of the people who live there. “We were taken into captivity for two weeks before we were rescued by the American government,” Ugandan citizen and former war captive, Jimmy Ocaya said. “I was tied with a rope to two other boys.” The event featured a screening of an update on the organization’s progress called “Go.” presented by two men directly involved with Invisible Children in Uganda.  “The people of Uganda are asking for a future beyond the conflict, and their pleas have inspired this organization,” Metzger said. “Our main goal is enable children to take responsibility for their destiny and the fate of their country.” “It takes sacrifice to give what nobody can steal,” native Ugandan and Invisible Children mentor Richard Mark Ochaka said.last_img read more

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Martin Keown stunned by Arsenal team picked by Unai Emery for north London derby against Tottenham

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped to the bench by Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown fears Unai Emery has handed the initiative to Tottenham with his team selection ahead of Saturday’s north London derby.The Gunners recorded their most convincing win of the season on Wednesday, hammering Bournemouth 5-1 at the Emirates to move within four points of third placed Spurs.Mesut Ozil and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang both scored in that victory but will start on the bench, while midfield enforcer Lucas Torreira, man of the match when the two teams met at the Emirates in November, was also named among the substitutes.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Unai Emery prepares for derby against TottenhamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:28FullscreenUnai Emery prepares for derby against Tottenhamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-prepares-derby-against-tottenham-1873858/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I’m stunned by the team emery has picked,’ said former Arsenal defender Keown. ‘It’s hard to look beyond that.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It looks like Mustafi at right-back. I’m sure the Spurs players look at it and think they can do damage down that right-hand side.‘We’re cratching our heads. Aubameyang has scored so many goals – would you have Henry on the bench? No.‘Torreira was magnificent against Spurs earlier in the season. On a positive note is shows he believes in all of his players. For me there’s to many personal changes. It’s a different system.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Mar 2019 11:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link480Shares Martin Keown stunned by Arsenal team picked by Unai Emery for north London derby against Tottenham Comment Lucas Torreira was man of the match in the north London derby earlier this season (Picture: Getty)An equally shocked Rio Ferdinand added: ‘Torreria being on the bench, the most influential, dynamic midfielder they have. And a fans’ favourite. Then the top scorer, that’s absolutely invigorated Spurs.‘The players will be sitting there thinking there’s no better time to beat Arsenal. The better players are on the bench for me!‘Top players want to start – he [Aubameyang] didn’t sign here to be a sub!‘I think Emery has risked it here. I think he’s played into Spurs’ hands.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

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Everton fans begin to lose faith in Roberto Martinez

first_img “It’s that naivety that is crippling them at the moment and is really dictating the results.” Ex-Wigan boss Martinez has been in charge at Everton since the summer of 2013. The Spaniard guided the Merseyside outfit to a fifth-placed Premier League finish in his first term, then 11th a year later in a season that also saw them reach the last 16 of the Europa League. “What he did in the first season was phenomenal, but the second season was a massive disappointment,” Magner said. “He didn’t have 100 per cent backing when he came in and I think he won a lot of fans over with the first season. “But in the second season, I think a lot of them were beginning to feel a little bit vindicated in their opinion of him when he came in.” Everton’s derby rivals Liverpool replaced manager Brendan Rodgers with Jurgen Klopp earlier this season, and Magner added: “If you look at other teams who have been in similar positions – Liverpool made a change when their manager wasn’t delivering, and they have someone in now with big European pedigree. “But unless results take a drastic turn for the worse, I can see Martinez still being there in May.” Martinez’s side ended up beaten 4-3 on aggregate by Manchester City after the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesday, despite having taken a 3-1 lead in the tie early in the first half. In the Barclays Premier League, they are currently 12th with a record that shows only one win in their last 10 games and just three home victories in the entire campaign so far. The “vast majority” of Everton fans feel Roberto Martinez should no longer be the club’s manager, according to a prominent Toffees supporters group. Press Association Simon Magner, chair of the Everton Supporters Trust, told Press Association Sport on Thursday: “The feeling among fans from what I’ve seen over the last couple of weeks is that Martinez has been more and more running out of time with the fanbase. “Certainly, for a lot of fans, the semi-final was his last-chance saloon. “I have never known as many people as there are now admitting the time has passed for the manager and it is time for him to move on. “I think it is safe to say the vast majority of the fans are thinking time is up now and that it is time we tried something else.” While Martinez has complained of late – with Wednesday the latest occasion – about controversial refereeing decisions going against his team, they have conceded plenty of goals to restrict the impact of their frequently-impressive attacking play. And Magner said: “I don’t know what it is, but it doesn’t seem to be gelling. “We look like we could score against anyone, but I think what fans have been increasingly disappointed and annoyed about is that we are making the same mistakes at the back and don’t seem to be doing any sort of defensive drilling – because they are basic mistakes. “Obviously the bad decisions and controversy have played a part. But a lot of fans will also ask ‘how many times have we been in winning positions and lost?’ We don’t seem to be learning from mistakes. last_img read more