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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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Soldado aiming for better

first_img Press Association Roberto Soldado admits his goal return for Tottenham is much less than he would have hoped for following his big-money move from Valencia – but he is confident of better times to come. Tottenham splashed out a then club-record fee of around £26million to bring Soldado to England this summer but the Spain international has struggled to justify that outlay so far. He has struck six goals in all competitions, but half of those have come from the penalty spot, and the 28-year-old concedes he expected to do better. center_img Asked if he had found the back of the net as often as he would have liked, Soldado said in the Daily Telegraph: “No. Definitely not. Much less. A lot of my goals have come from the penalty spot.” Soldado, who was a prolific scorer in Spain for Valencia and Getafe prior to his switch to the Barclays Premier League, believes Spurs fans will see more from him in the future, though. “I want to score more goals than I am doing at the moment. That is why they signed me. I have been doing it all my career,” he said. “I haven’t done so far here, but I am convinced I will get there.” Tottenham travel to Fulham on Wednesday night as they look for a first Barclays Premier League win in five matches. Sunday’s 2-2 home draw with Manchester United left Andre Villas-Boas’s side in ninth place in the table. last_img read more

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Golden Race granted associate membership to NASPL

first_img Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Golden Race has been granted associate membership to the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), a regional organisation spanning Canada and the US that facilitates better communication between lottery operators, as well as between lottery operators and gaming vendors.The virtual sports platform provider has joined 52 lottery operators/suppliers in Canada and the US, including IGT, Intralot, Scientific Games (SG) and Inspired. The association is supported by several respected organisations such as the National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG).Gaining associate membership of NASPL – first established in 1971, means that Golden Race, having only recently obtained a supplier licence for the UK market, will now have its voice heard in the lucrative lottery industry across the pond.According to NASPL, gross sales for US lotteries in 2017 totalled $80,844,113,849, while these lotteries transferred $22,309,173,226 to state and local governments, helping to fund essential services such as education, infrastructure and elderly assistance.Looking at the same figures, lottery sales in Canada amounted to $10,115,744,805, with provincial and local governments receiving $3,282,803,896, although these numbers were produced from significantly fewer retailers – 20,882 compared with 96,223 in the US.George Vonapartis, Golden Race Regional Director for North America, said: “Our application to become NASPL Associate Members, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to work together with the local industry to bring the best gaming experience to the end customer.“The acceptance of our application, following stringent eligibility requirements, is a recognition of our efforts to responsibly grow our company within regulatory gambling frameworks.” Canada’s sports betting hearings threatened by Trudeau’s ’emergency recess’  August 24, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Sharelast_img read more