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  2. I had no luck with the lottery today for Japan 2. Never saw RZ, GA front or back. I expected there wouldn’t be much available so I’m not too upset. So now I’m on the lookout for any kind fan who might have 2 extra tickets for night 2 in the coming months. Thanks to those here who’ve given me advice over the last few weeks as I’ve tried to navigate getting tickets.
  3. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
  4. Yesterday
  5. I’m Ok with waiting for Whatever comes from U2!! You know why? Because there is Only One U2 and you’ll not get anything better from Anyone else! WHATEVER they want to give is fine, and it is definitely worth waiting for. ... this Is a fan forum isn’t it??!!
  6. Hello, any news on this? Will we really not know what tickets we bought?
  7. What movie? You big teaser! I am on an intermission from watching The Joshua Tree 30 on YouTube. It's awesome.
  8. I went to the cinema today. I couldn't find a cinema in Telford that was showing the film I wanted to see, so I had to go to Birmingham, to my favourite cinema The Electric. I don't normally do horror films, but this one was more of a comedy - and apart from a few necessary scenes, it's not overly gory either, so I could cope with that. And there's a Star Wars easter egg that made me laugh myself silly. Although with Adam Driver in the film (who plays Kylo Ren in SW), I would have been mildly disappointed if there hadn't been a reference in there somewhere
  9. Yeah, right, they will start shipping in August. More likely August 2020. Now it’s past mid July and they haven’t yet announced the final track list, still they promise to deliver the CD in less than a month. Do you beLIEve it?
  10. This is the reaction I got when I ask U2.com Hello John, Thank you for reaching out to Fan Club Support. I will be glad to assist you. I apologize for the delay. I looked into this for you and found that we should expect shipping to start in August. If you need anything else, please reply to this email and let us know. Sincerely, Jeanette M U2.com Team then I of course asked the following Thanks for the reply and the info, As this is known why is this not on U2.com as news item ?. I am not the only one who has these questions, look in the zootopia section regards John with this reaction Hello John, Thank you for contacting Fan Club Support, and I am so sorry updates have not been provided through u2.com. The news section will be updated once the gift has officially been released. I am so sorry for the confusion and wait. We appreciate your patience. If you need anything else, just reply to this email. Have a great day! Sincerely, Roberto U2.com Team
  11. By Chris Gelardi MARCH 20, 2018 5 CITIZENSHIP 5 Ridiculous Refugee Policies You Should Know About The worst refugee crisis since World War II has brought out some countries’ inhospitable sides. Although it no longer dominates headlines, the world is still facing its worst refugee crisis since World War II. According to the United Nations, there are more than 65 million displaced people worldwide, including 22.5 million registered refugees, who have fled war, persecution, hunger, and natural disaster in hopes of finding safety and security across international borders. While countries like Canada — where many families have privately sponsored and supported resettled refugee families — and Germany — which is welcoming asylum-seekers as a way to revitalize run-down towns — have responded to the increasing numbers of refugees arriving at their borders with compassion and humanity, others are less hospitable. Some governments have done everything they can to close their borders and slow refugee arrivals, giving rise to some shocking policies. These are the five of the most ridiculous refugee policies in place right now. 1. In one French town, it’s illegal to feed refugees. Embed from Getty Images Calais, in northern France, used to be the the site of the “Jungle” — a makeshift refugee settlement occupied by migrants from countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In 2015 and 2016, thousands of refugees, including many unaccompanied children, set up camp in the Jungle as they attempted night after night to sneak across the English Channel to seek asylum in the United Kingdom. Read More: France to Close Calais Refugee Camp But in October 2016, citing public health, crime, and terrorism concerns, French authorities dismantled the Jungle, forcing around 9,000 of its residents to move elsewhere. To discourage refugees from forming another settlement in Calais, the city’s mayor enacted decrees effectively banning humanitarian organizations from distributing food to migrants. Since the camp was destroyed, French politicians have also committed to preventing large gatherings of refugees in public spaces. 2. In Saudi Arabia, refugees aren’t refugees In late 2015, Amnesty International asserted that Saudi Arabia was hosting a grand total of zero resettled Syrian refugees. By late 2016, the Saudi government claimed that it was hosting as many as 2.5 million. Strange as it may seem, both of these things may have been true. To be officially considered a refugee, a displaced person has to register for refugee status. That status, and countries’ obligations to protect refugees, are outlined in a 1951 United Nations convention which most UN member states have signed. However, Saudi Arabia, along with other Persian Gulf countries like Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, never signed it. So, when migrants fleeing violence enter Saudi Arabia, they’re not registered as international refugees, and therefore usually have to go through Saudi visa processes. This might not sound like it would make a big difference, until you consider that the Saudi government can, and often does, deny visas to migrants whom it would otherwise be illegal to deport under international law. This means that some refugees, like Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, have to make tough decisions, like between rotting in a Saudi jail or being deported back to a country where their people are experiencing ethnic cleansing. Take Action: Call on our leaders to tackle the refugee crisis Brought to you by: Coty Take the Quiz: What Do You Know About the Inequalities Faced by People Living with Disabilities? PASA A LA ACCIÓN 3. Immigration officials can seize asylum-seekers’ jewelry in Denmark Nestled between two of the world’s most desired destinations for asylum-seekers — Germany and Sweden — Denmark has become a bastion of anti-refugee policies over the past few years. These policies came to a head in early 2016, when the Danish parliament approved a law that would allow officials to seize cash and valuables valued at $1,450 or higher from asylum-seekers entering the country, supposedly to pay for the government services they were going to use during their stay. Initially, the law was used simply as a way to deter migrants from entering the country, but in June 2016, Danish immigration authorities seized around $11,000 from a group of Iranians who had flown to Denmark to seek asylum. Some critics of the law have compared it to the Nazi policy of stealing valuables from Jews as they were removed from their homes during the Holocaust. 4. Australia’s military blocks refugees from reaching its shores Embed from Getty Images They call it “Operation Sovereign Borders." In Australia, military officials patrol the waters seeking to intercept asylum-seekers traveling to the country by boat in order to send them (or even tow them) back to Indonesia or India. If refugees’ boats end up making it to Australia’s shores, they’re not allowed to stay in the country while their asylum cases are processed. Instead, they’re sent to processing centers on the tiny island nation of Naura, which Human Rights Watch says is rife with “appalling abuse,” or Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, which the UN has described as an “unfolding humanitarian emergency.” If migrants are granted asylum, they’re still not allowed into Australia. Rather, they have to resettle on whatever island nation they were detained. While the Australian government is starting to close the processing centers on Nauru and Manus Island because of well-documented human rights abuses at the facilities, asylum-seekers being released from those centers still aren’t allowed in Australia. Instead, the Australian government is exporting them to the United States. Read More: Notorious Refugee Detention Center Is Being Closed — But Refugees Refuse to Leave 5. In the US, asylum-seeking toddlers can represent themselves in court Since 2014, more than 200,000 unaccompanied children — mostly fleeing violence in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador — have traveled through Central America and Mexico, braving rape, robbery, and death from exposure to seek asylum in the United States. When they arrive in the US, half of these children don’t have lawyers to represent them as they present their asylum cases in immigration court. As the saying goes, “If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.” Well, not in this case. Asylum cases are heard in civil court rather than criminal court, so the government is not required to appoint free lawyers, even if the defendants are children. According to one immigration judge, children as young as three are capable of representing themselves. “I’ve taught immigration law literally to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. It takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of patience," the judge said during a deposition. “They get it. It’s not the most efficient, but it can be done.” According to Kids in Need of Defense, a legal nonprofit that represents immigrant children pro-bono, children without legal representation are five times more likely to be deported back to danger than those who have lawyers. Global Citizen campaigns for the support and protection of refugees everywhere. You can join by taking action here. TOPICSDenmarkAustraliaUnited NationsSaudi ArabiaFranceUnited StatesRefugeesAsylum SeekersPolicy
  12. 🎉KILKENNY 🎉 You are amazing 😍 We are so proud to be called Chernobyl KILKENNY Outreach Group 🎉 Massive thanks to Mairead O Donnell, brain child, organiser extraordinaire & absolute legend 🎉 to Shane, Mairead’s right hand, thank you for joining us & helping with absolutely everything, no job too small 😘 To the people of Kilkenny who lined the streets for us, you are amazing 👬👫 TO Adi Roche for supporting us all today. Our stewards especially Vinnie Guthrie, to all the young ladies who sold posters all day long with smiles on their faces, our amazing celebrities especially those who braved the Segways! To SegwaySights.com, Kilkenny City Tours, Kilkenny Motor Club, Ray Brophy, who always provides music at the drop of a hat, Danny Lahart & Vicky Comerford, KCLR96FM, Kilkenny People, Ronan Phelan, Bourke’s shop for the us of their premises, to Garda Síochána Kilkenny/Carlow especially Andy who makes all our guests smile, to Richie Guilfoyle of The Playwright who treated everyone to their dinner tonight & it was fab & to anyone who helped make today as brilliant as it was .. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM IF OUR HEARTS 💕
  13. A powerful speech from Sasha at last night's Kilkenny Chain for Chernobyl🧡
  14. https://www.charitycareersjobs.ie/job/communications-and-fundraising-officer/?fbclid=IwAR2XRj97VUQXc9w0EEjgX9jCkMMZ8prCKTt6vQUFjG56N2LkbPHzn0Vj9Pg Chernobyl Children International are #hiring a Communications and Fundraising Officer to join their organisation which gives support, care and hope to the children and families affected by the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster https://bit.ly/2GdW5M8 #irishjobs #corkjobs #jobfairy
  15. We were delighted to see the wonderful work of harper and harp tutor Siobhan Buckley featured in The Irish Times today. Siobhan works with 120 young harpers at Music Generation Laois each week, providing quality harp tuition to the young people in the county. A great watch here! https://www.irishtimes.com/120-young-harp-pupils-benefit-from-innovative-tuition-in-laois-1.3961390?mode=amp&fbclid=IwAR1L_HaQb2PdXzH6MRB4brqbG5muEbJwLKeGEurmFmIQGUmA4jeRrqCmFzU
  16. Put yourself in the 👟 👞 👠 of someone with a learning disability and find out what it's like to go to a hospital . Find out more and get involved: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF-JY1KL6m4
  17. LATEST UNAIDS NUMBERS SHOW WE HAVE NO TIME TO WASTE IN THE AIDS FIGHT If there’s ever been a time to take action, it’s now. The latest numbers just came in from UNAIDS—the world’s main source for the latest AIDS info—and the data is alarming. The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment, and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down. This year’s Global AIDS Update from UNAIDS, Communities at the Centre, shows a mixed picture. Some countries are making impressive gains, meanwhile others are experiencing rises in new infections and AIDS-related deaths. We’ll be talking about the details of the report a lot more over the next few months, but the key takeaway is that AIDS is very much still a crisis. HERE ARE SOME NUMBERS YOU NEED TO KNOW: 37.9 million people globally are living with HIV 23.3 million people are accessing life-saving HIV treatment—meaning more than 62% of all people living with HIV are accessing the medicine they need to stay healthy and alive 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV last year—equal to 3 people contracting HIV every minute 770,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses last year Over 400 babies are born every day with HIV We’ve made so much progress in recent years, but unfortunately, it’s nowhere near enough. The findings in today’s UNAIDS report show that we’re completely off-track to hit key 2020 targets to eliminate new infections and end mother-to-child transmission of HIV. And on a worrying note, the gap between resource needs and resource availability is widening. For the first time since 2000, global financing for the AIDS response—from governments, multilateral institutions and other donors—declined by nearly US$ 1 billion. We have absolutely no time to waste. We must take action now if we’re going to end AIDS, once and for all. SHOP (RED) SAVE LIVES
  18. 0 HEALTH 6 things you did to help land a historic Global Fund pledge 15 July 2019 11:52AM UTC | By: BILLY HILL ADD YOUR NAME Sign now: we demand more action in the fight against AIDS EmailSign Share on Facebook Save on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email At ONE, we have a bold vision for a healthier, more equal world. I want to share the incredible news that we’ve won a huge battle in the fight for this. The British Government recently announced its pledge to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria – and it’s a historic high. The pledge will play a key role in the fight against these diseases by helping to save an incredible 2 million lives over the next 4 years. As our UK Director Romilly Greenhill said, this bold pledge is something that everyone in the UK should be truly proud of. These diseases are some of the worst killers in human history. We can eradicate them for good, but only if the world rises to this challenge. This is why the strong leadership being shown by the UK is absolutely vital. ONE members played a huge role in convincing the UK government to make such a bold pledge and we wanted to share 6 things you did to make a difference: 1. 140,007 (… and counting) voices demanding more in the fight against AIDS An incredible 140,000+ members have signed our petition calling on global governments to show ambition in ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. We took your voices and delivered them to Number 10 Downing Street. ONE Youth Ambassador Laura (left) and Harriet Baldwin MP (right). 2. Meeting the decision-makers Over the last few months, ONE members have been getting out to meet the Ministers for the UK’s Department for International Development who make these life-saving decisions. Laura, a ONE Youth Ambassador, met her MP and government minister, Harriett Baldwin, to discuss why the Global Fund is such an important investment. 3. The next generation raising their voice Whether you’re 18 or 80, we’re lucky to have huge support for our campaigns across the country. Earlier this year, we visited secondary schools in Portsmouth to ask students why they wanted to see a healthier, stronger world and we were blown away by their responses. Hundreds of students wrote personalised postcards to their MP, and Defence Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, setting out why they passionately believe in change (it was even covered in the local paper)! ONE Youth Ambassador Abigail (left) and Dawn Butler MP (right). 4. Meeting the MPs who make a difference Throughout May, ONE members met with MPs in the Houses of Parliament and beyond to talk about the importance of the funding for these diseases and asked them to write to Ministers in support of our call. 5. Championing British health heroes In May, we brought 5 incredible health heroes — everyday Brits doing extraordinary things around the world to fight disease — to the Houses of Parliament. Here, they shared what they’ve been doing to raise awareness, campaign, and asked their MP to act. Vreni — a teacher from Surrey who runs a small NGO in Zimbabwe supporting children that have lost their parents to AIDS-related symptoms — met her MP, Dominic Raab. Michael Sheen (centre) with Stephen Crabb MP (right). 6. Michael Sheen Last but certainly not least, ONE supporter and actor Michael Sheen joined us to deliver a speech to Parliament on why he fundamentally believes that supporting people and communities living in the world’s poorest countries is the right thing to do. This is a great step forward, but we still have more work to do! Add your name now to tell more world leaders that we need to #StepUpTheFight together to end AIDS. Sign now: we demand more action in the fight against AIDS Dear government and business leaders, We're urging you to show ambition in ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. This is a fight we can win – but only if we all do our part. I’m in, are you? Please fully finance the Global Fund to help save another 16 million lives and bring us closer to eliminating these diseases for good.
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  20. 45061 Counting in relatively cool weather while awaiting the coming heat
  21. I’ve emailed live nation korea today and they said: “We don't have any plan for second show right now. Thank you, Live Nation Korea” The use of ‘right now’, could mean not ruled out completely but looks very unlikely.
  22. Jeremiah 20:10 Common English Bible (CEB) 10 I hear many whispering— “Panic Lurks Everywhere!— proclaim, yes, let’s proclaim it ourselves!” All my friends are waiting for me to stumble: “Perhaps he can be enticed. Then we’ll prevail against him and get our revenge on him!”
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