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  2. I'm feeling anxious about a temp job I'm working tonight and next Friday night so I sure could use some prayers, good vibes,etc to get through these shifts.
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  4. 45065 Counting after watching the new Lion King. It was...okay. Not a patch on the original though.
  5. 45 064 wet Saturday afternoon counting.
  6. The reason for discussing this is because we love u2 so much. The point is not that we're not thankful or something. This is about informing subscribers who paid their membership and are promised certain things. So confusing starts and then a forum is a great place to share feelings about this. The gift gor this year is among the best gifts they they've had, so inform subscribers and ship this great item. Money isn't the issue I think.
  7. Saving lives never tasted so good. (RED) Chef Ambassador Hong Thaimee created a (RED) AIDS-fighting burger, available on AirAsia flights. Pre-order the INSPI(RED) Burger now & 10% of every purchase goes to the fight to #endAIDS: airasia.com📸: AirAsia
  8. 212 HEALTH Think these diseases are history? Think again. 11 June 2019 9:03AM UTC | By: KATIE RYAN 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 *This blog was last updated on 18 July 2019 with the latest UNAIDS data. Many people don’t see or experience HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) or malaria up close on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean these are diseases of the past. Let’s take a look at some common assumptions about HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria. AIDS is a crisis now Over 37 million people are living with HIV today, and more than 14 million of them still can’t get life-saving treatment. As a result, over 2,000 people die from AIDS every day. Just over half of the children living with HIV have access to life-saving treatment. And, progress on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is slipping. The epidemic is growing in part because there is a 25% global shortfall of funding needed to reach key targets in the hardest-hit countries by 2020. If we fail to reach these targets, the disease will continue to outpace our response well into the future. In practice, this means we could lose all the hard-earned progress of the last 15 years. HIV isn’t history…yet Globally, over 800 girls and women ages 15 to 24 contract HIV every day. The vast majority of these girls and women live in sub-Saharan Africa. Here, young women are twice as likely as young men to contract HIV. This increased risk of contracting HIV is partly driven by complex economic and social factors. For example, stigma and social taboos limit education about safe sex and protection. This means girls often lack the information they need to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections. Limited opportunities to earn income may force girls to enter into transactional sexual relationships, where unprotected sex is exchanged for financial support. And limited autonomy and bargaining power in relationships also increase the risk of HIV among women, particularly those that are those forced to marry as children. To truly make HIV history we need to look beyond health care alone and address the systemic issues that are helping to perpetuate the epidemic. The fight isn’t over Between 2002 and 2017, deaths from AIDS, TB and malaria dropped by one third. This progress is a result of strong partnerships, breakthrough financial commitments from governments and donors, and passionate citizen activism. But the fight isn’t over yet. In 2018 alone, nearly 800,000 people died from AIDS-related causes globally and another 1.7 million contracted HIV. After 10 years of steady decline, malaria is back on the rise, especially among children under 5 years old. Though more than 10 million people contract TB every year, nearly 40% of those are “missed”. That means nearly 4 million people are annually left undiagnosed, untreated, and contagious. The battle against these three diseases isn’t over. Luckily, we have the tools we need to finish the fight. We have the tools to finish the fight The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is a 21st-century partnership designed to accelerate the end of these preventable diseases as epidemics. It works in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases to put an end to these epidemics by investing in and funding interventions, like prevention and treatment, doctors, nurses, innovative technologies and education programs. The Global Fund is one of the world’s most powerful tools in the fight against these diseases. In 2017 alone, regions and countries where the Global Fund invests treated 108 million cases of malaria and 5 million people for TB, plus 17.5 million people were on ARV therapy to treat HIV. In the same year, 197 million mosquito nets were distributed, over 79 million HIV tests were completed and HIV prevention services and programs reached 9.4 million people. Take action In October, the Global Fund is hosting its Sixth Replenishment. We’re asking world leaders and private investors to come together and help save 16 million livesbetween 2021 and 2023 by meeting their replenishment goal of at least US$14 billion. This investment is the bold ambition the world needs to get us back on track to stop the spread of these diseases. To continue funding life-saving programs like this one, we need world leaders to #StepUpTheFight by fully financing the Global Fund. Add your name now and tell world leaders they must back this bold initiative this year. 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 goo
  9. It's called "The Dead Don't Die", directed by Jim Jarmusch.
  10. Proverbs 4:1 Common English Bible (CEB) Love wisdom 4 Hear, children, fatherly instruction; pay attention to gain understanding. Common English Bible (CEB)
  11. 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.
  12. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
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  14. 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??!!
  15. Hello, any news on this? Will we really not know what tickets we bought?
  16. What movie? You big teaser! I am on an intermission from watching The Joshua Tree 30 on YouTube. It's awesome.
  17. 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
  18. 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?
  19. 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
  20. 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. 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  21. 🎉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 💕
  22. A powerful speech from Sasha at last night's Kilkenny Chain for Chernobyl🧡
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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