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  2. yep, like I said this is one of the best gifts they are offering. The vinyls are useless to me and they always seem a cheap way out of giving something substantial. I like the idea of giving full concerts downloads. They have all that audio sitting in some vault. Share with fans and create cool packages that later they can sell at a price that can make a profit. I love U2 but feel the membership should be able to offer way more than they do.
  3. I only have a confirmation number (or whatever they called it). One number, for the purchase of two tickets to Japan 2. It's 13 digits long, starting with 242. I have friends who purchase tickets around the same time, with numbers starting with 243 & 246. Ending in all sorts of numbers, from the hundreds to 6 & 7 thousand. So there appears to be no order. I'd say we won't know our ticket numbers until we pick up our tickets at 7-eleven.
  4. At least it's over with those vinyls.....Which I can't do anything with....just sitting there collecting dust...... BOOK with CD, BOOK with CD......Best version there is !!!!!
  5. BESt comment in here !!!! YES and they don't offer any WAV files either !!!!!
  6. These subscribers gifts are usually lame. Once we get a good one is this endless wait. At least they should release all tracks to download if the issue is putting together the package for distribution. Come on U2.com, you guys can do better than that.
  7. JULY 17, 2019 GIRLS & WOMEN Bolivia Declares Femicide a National Priority Seven in 10 women in Bolivia say they have suffered some type of violence inflicted by a partner. By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Bolivia, which has one of South America's highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday. Since January authorities have recorded 73 femicides — the killing of a woman by a man due to her gender — in the highest toll since 2013. The murders amount to one woman killed every two days. "In terms of the femicide rate, Bolivia is in the top rankings," said Tania Sanchez, head of the Plurinational Service for Women and Ending Patriarchy at Bolivia's justice ministry, despite legal protections being in place. A 2013 law defined femicide as a specific crime and provided tougher sentences for convicted offenders. Firma: ¡Firma esta petición para empoderar a las niñas y mujeres alrededor del mundo! PASA A LA ACCIÓN "We are not indifferent," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "The national priority is the lives of women, of all ages, and for that reason the president has raised this issue of femicide as the most extreme form (of violence)," Sanchez said. EMERGENCY PLAN The latest femicide victim was 26-year-old mother Mery Vila, killed last week by her partner who beat her on the head with a hammer. This week, the government announced a 10-point "emergency plan." Worldwide, a third of all women experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives, according to the UN. In Bolivia, violence against women is driven by entrenched machismo culture, which tends to blame victims and even condones it. According to a 2016 national government survey, seven of every 10 women in Bolivia said they had suffered some type of violence inflicted by a partner. Sanchez said the new plan "takes into account prevention, as well as care to victims and punishing violence, macho violence." A commission will also look at increasing government spending on gender violence and prevention, and evaluate various initiatives' success. "Funding is insufficient. There's a great need in the regions," Sanchez said. Other measures include obligatory training courses for civil servants and public sector employees on gender violence and prevention. School and university teachers will also receive training about "the psychological, sexual and physical violence" women and girls face. The commission will also consider if femicide should be regarded as a crime of lesser humanity. WIDESPREAD GENDER VIOLENCE Latin America and the Caribbean have the world's highest rates of femicide, according to the United Nations. Some 15 other countries in the region have introduced laws against femicide in recent years. Victims of femicides in Bolivia and across the region often die at the hands of current or former boyfriends and husbands with a history of domestic abuse, experts say. "We believe that this increase (in femicides) is related to a patriarchal system that appropriates the bodies and lives of women," said Violeta Dominguez, head of UN Women in Bolivia. Femicide cases in Bolivia often go unpunished, with victims' families struggling for justice, Sanchez said. Of 627 cases recorded since 2013, 288 remain open without a conviction, which Sanchez called "alarming." Bolivian President Evo Morales posted on Twitter on Monday "It's time to end impunity, and tackle problems as a society." (Reporting by Anastasia Moloney @anastasiabogota, Editing by Chris Michaud. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit http://news.trust.org) TOPICSSexual ViolenceGender Based ViolenceFemicideBoliviaDomestic violence
  8. Por Jackie Marchildon y Erica Sanchez 15 DE JULIO DE 2019 1 SALUD 20 millones de niños perdieron la posibilidad de vacunarse en 2018, según un informe La cobertura de vacunación se ha mantenido igual durante casi 10 años. Por qué es importante para los Global Citizens Los esfuerzos de inmunización global son una de las iniciativas más importantes que se necesitan para alcanzar el Objetivo Global 3 sobre buena salud y bienestar para todos. Las vacunas seguras y eficientes como las MMR o HPV son la mejor manera de evitar los brotes de enfermedades terribles prevenibles por vacunación. Únete a Global Citizen y toma acción ahora. De acuerdo con datos publicados recientemente, más de 20 millones de niños perdieron la posibilidad de inmunizarse con vacunas vitales como las que previenen el sarampión, la difteria y el tétanos. Los datos, producidos por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y UNICEF, proporcionan una actualización anual sobre las estimaciones de la cobertura de inmunización a nivel mundial. Las cifras muestran que las tasas de vacunación se han estancado debido al conflicto, la desigualdad y la complacencia. El informe indica que la cobertura de vacunación global de tres dosis de difteria, tétanos y tos ferina (DTP3) y una dosis de la vacuna contra el sarampión se ha estancado en aproximadamente el 86% desde 2010. "Las vacunas son una de nuestras herramientas más importantes para prevenir los brotes y mantener el mundo seguro", dijo el Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general de la OMS, en un comunicado. “Si bien la mayoría de los niños de hoy están siendo vacunados, demasiados se quedan atrás. De manera inaceptable, a menudo son los que corren más riesgo, los más pobres, los más marginados, los afectados por conflictos o son forzados a abandonar sus hogares, los que de forma persistente se quedan fuera". El informe señala que casi la mitad de los niños que no fueron vacunados vivían en solo 16 países: Afganistán, República Centroafricana, Chad, República Democrática del Congo, Etiopía, Haití, Irak, Mali, Níger, Nigeria, Pakistán, Somalia, Sudán del Sur, Sudán, Siria y Yemen. Si bien la disponibilidad de vacunas para las poblaciones en las que es de difícil acceso sigue siendo un obstáculo anticipado, 2018 estuvo marcado por una preocupación diferente, particularmente en los países desarrollados. Han aparecido brotes de sarampión en todo el mundo, en gran parte debido al movimiento anti-vacunas. Brought to you by: Cisco Tuitea: ¡Ayuda a poner en marcha la salud global! PASA A LA ACCIÓN "El sarampión es un indicador en tiempo real de dónde tenemos más trabajo que hacer para combatir las enfermedades prevenibles", dijo Henrietta Fore, directora ejecutiva de UNICEF, a través de un comunicado. “Debido a que el sarampión es tan contagioso, un brote apunta a comunidades que están perdiendo vacunas debido al acceso, los costos o, en algunos lugares, la falta de complacencia. Tenemos que agotar todos los esfuerzos para inmunizar a todos los niños". Según el informe, se reportaron casi 350,000 casos de sarampión en todo el mundo en 2018, más del doble que en 2017. La vacuna contra el sarampión, las paperas y la rubéola (MMR) está disponible desde 1963, y la vacunación de los niños es la mejor manera de prevenir futuros brotes. Antes de su introducción, el sarampión era la principal causa de muerte entre los niños de todo el mundo. La actualización de la inmunización de este año también incluyó estadísticas sobre la cobertura de la vacuna contra el virus del papiloma humano (VPH): 90 países agregaron la vacuna contra el VPH a sus programas nacionales de vacunas a partir de 2018. El VPH es un virus extremadamente común que no presenta síntomas dañinos, pero también puede provocar cáncer cervical. El 99% de los casos de cáncer cervical son causados por el VPH. Hubo más de 500,000 nuevos casos de cáncer cervical en 2018 y en algunos países del África subsahariana, y es la principal causa de muertes relacionadas con el cáncer en las mujeres. De los 90 países en los que se introdujo a nivel nacional, solo 13 son países de bajos ingresos, lo que indica que las niñas con mayor riesgo todavía no tienen acceso a esta vacuna vital. La OMS se esfuerza por lograr una cobertura de inmunización global del 95%, ya que protegería suficientemente a todas las comunidades contra los brotes de enfermedades prevenibles por vacunación, lo que en última instancia conduciría al progreso hacia el logro del Objetivo Global 3 que tiene como finalidad la buena salud y el bienestar para todos. TEMASHealthvaccinesMMRvaccinationimmunizationmeaslesHuman Papilloma VirusHPVmovimiento antivacunasimnunizacionsarampionvirus papiloma humano COMENTARIOS
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  11. By Gabrielle Deonath JULY 17, 2019 CITIZENSHIP Apple’s New Emojis Celebrate Diversity, Increase Representation for Disability Community The new emojis include a service dog, prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, and an ear with a hearing aid. Why Global Citizens Should Care There are 1 billion people in the world who live with disabilities, yet they are one of the most underrepresented communities. As part of its Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the United Nations is working to reduce the inequality of all marginalized groups, including people with disabilities, through empowerment and promotion of inclusion at all levels. Join us in taking action on related issues here. In honor of World Emoji Day, Apple revealed new additions to its emoji collection on Wednesday, which will feature more diverse offerings specifically intended to increase representation for people with disabilities. Around 20 emojis will be added to the collection, with 13 representing the disability community, including a service dog, prosthetic limbs, a wheelchair, a man and woman signing that they are deaf, and an ear with a hearing aid. 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 "Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple's values and these new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard," the company said in a statement. The tech company submitted a proposal for the new set of emojis to Unicode Consortium — the nonprofit organization responsible for approving new emojis — in March 2018 in an effort to be more inclusive of people who are blind or have low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, or living with physical motor or hidden disabilities. Apple also said that it consulted with leading organizations for people with disabilities before finalizing the proposal. Image: Apple Read More: Barbie Gets More Inclusive With the Help of a 13-Year-Old Disability Advocate “Emoji are a universal language and a powerful tool for communication, as well as a form of self-expression, and can be used not only to represent one's own personal experience, but also to show support for a loved one,” the company said, explaining the importance of diverse emojis in its proposal. Kristina Barrick, a spokesperson for Scope — a UK charity providing support to and dispelling misconceptions about people with disabilities — lauded the move as a step in the right direction towards authentic representation for the global disability community. "We've had ghosts, robots, a poo with a face and even 10 empty squares to choose from, so it's about time emojis started to better represent the 15% of the global population who are disabled," she told CNN. Apple has emphasized that the new emojis depicting people with disabilities are not representative of the entire population, but serve as a starting point which can be built upon. Image: Apple Director of external affairs at the National Organization on Disability, Priyanka Ghosh, said the characters could provide other companies and businesses a way to promote more sensitive and accepting environments for employees with disabilities. Read More: Paralympian Praises ‘Extremely Important’ Moment as South Africa Signs Historic Disability Agreement “These new emojis will enable 1 billion people with disabilities around the world to more fully and authentically express themselves,” she said in a statement to NBC News. “Perhaps corporate America can also seize upon these new icons to embed disability seamlessly into their everyday lexicons, enabling employees to better communicate with each other and build more disability-inclusive cultures.” As part of the initiative to promote inclusion, the “Holding Hands” emoji is also being updated, offering over 75 combinations of gender and skin-tone combinations. The new additions to the emoji family will be available for use with iOS 13 in the fall. TOPICSDisabilitiesAppleDiversity and InclusionPeople with DisabilitiesEmojis COMMENTS
  12. Relationships can bring happiness, fulfilment, companionship and a greater sense of choice and control to the lives of people with a learning disability. ❤️ Do you have a❓about relationships and#LearningDisability? See our frequently asked questions:https://bit.ly/2oZDoCM
  13. Today is #WorldEmojiDay Tell us what makes you feel INSPI(RED) using only emojis! ❤️ 👊 🌍
  14. How (RED) fights AIDS: Emoji Edition.#WorldEmojiDay
  15. MILWAUKEE! Want to #stepupthefight to help #ENDAIDS? Join us this Friday! We're having our second summer social, getting together to talk about our upcoming events, training and other ways you can get involved. Want to meet the local team and enjoy music by ACU2? Sign up below--> https://act.one.org/event/generalevent_attend/12175?fbclid=IwAR1H84brg3j5zqIfrFAtm9b8fquJz4q3ET8DZCJml8TvmAokOxqKv_jwtkw
  16. 0 HIV/AIDS 3 reasons the Global Fund is leading the fight against AIDS 16 July 2019 8:57PM 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 Since the peak of the global AIDS epidemic, the world has made impressive strides in the fight to end the disease. New data shows us that over the last year fewer people are dying from AIDS-related illnesses and millions more people are accessing treatment. But the same data also shows us that progress has slowed. So what do we make of this? Continued progress shows us that the fight against AIDS is one we have the power to win, but AIDS is still a crisis and we need to accelerate momentum to fight the disease. The good news is that we have the tools to do this. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is one of our most powerful resources in the fight against AIDS. Together with governments, citizens, and other international partners, the Global Fund works to prevent, treat and eliminate HIV/AIDS in the hardest hit countries. Here are three reasons the Global Fund and its partners are stepping up the fight against AIDS, and how they’re doing it. 1) 1.7 million people contracted HIV in 2018. While the number of people newly infected with AIDS is decreasing year over year, it’s not decreasing fast enough. We have the tools to prevent HIV transmission but we need to make sure everyone who needs them has access to them. For example, pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a single pill that can be taken daily by HIV-negative people to reduce their risk of infection. When taken consistently, PrEP and condoms have been associated with a rapid decline in new HIV infections, particularly in high-risk populations. Also, antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces the chance that an HIV-positive person will pass the virus to someone else by 97% and helps them live longer, healthier lives. Finally, when it comes to HIV prevention, knowledge is power. This is particularly true for adolescent girls who are at greater risk than boys their age in the hardest hit countries. Dropping out of school significantly increases girls’ risk of contracting HIV. The Global Fund and its partners are helping scale up these tools, providing PrEP to high-risk groups, increasing access to ART, and finding innovative ways to ensure girls have the knowledge they need to stay HIV-free. For example, the “Keeping Girls in School” peer education program in South Africa empowers trainers like Sempiwe to provide counselling, HIV prevention education and academic support to girls her age at their homes. 2) 770,000 people died of AIDS-related causes in 2018. AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by more than 55% since their peak in 2004. But today, with access to treatment, an HIV-positive person can expect to have the same lifespan as someone who is HIV-negative. With tools like these, no one should have to die of AIDS-related causes. Yet, due to inequities in access, marginalised populations, like adolescent girls, and criminalised populations, such as sex workers, people who inject drugs, and men who have sex with men in countries where these activities are deemed illegal by law, continue to be left behind. As the second largest donor for HIV/AIDS, the Global Fund’s financing and influence with national governments and stakeholders ensures that those most vulnerable to infection and most in need of services are reached. 3) Over 23 million people were on treatment for HIV in 2018. Over half of people living with HIV are accessing the treatment they need to live long and healthy lives. But to end the AIDS epidemic, treatment needs to be accessible and affordable to all who need it and we have a ways to go to ensure that’s happening. The Global Fund is paving the way. In 2017, Global Fund-supported programs provided antiretroviral therapy (ART) to 17.5 million people in 2017. One of those people is Yalfal, from Ethiopia. Yalfal was pregnant, HIV-positive and living in the streets of Addis Ababa when she was connected with a health worker who helped her receive ART and found her a support group. Thanks to treatment and medical care, her baby was born HIV-free! The Global Fund To make sure it can continue its critical work, the Global Fund will be hosting its Sixth Replenishment conference in October. They’re asking world leaders and private investors to come together and help save 16 million lives over the next 3 years by investing a minimum of US$14 billion. This is the bold ambition the world needs to get us on track to stop the spread of diseases like AIDS — and it’s why we’re calling on world leaders to #StepUpTheFight by fully financing the Global Fund. Add your name now to 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 good.
  17. Hey Jonno77, great that you got your ticket! I think it's just a case of wait and see when you pick up your tickets. I expect there will be some kind of signs or information at the venue about where to enter. Anyone did GA at vertigo still alive(?) How did GA entry go down for that show? (I'm an up in the stands type,lol). Good luck!
  18. Thanks for the info about the general sale. I’m hopeful for both of us that there will be a few tickets left.
  19. Do you know how you find your ticket number if standing to see what position you enter in? i didn’t do red hill presale as was hoping for Seoul 2 so did vendor presale and got lucky today . But as the confirmation is in Japanese I can’t tell my ticket number other than I have to take the confirmation to a 7-11 to get ticket. cheers
  20. I was like you and holding out for Seoul 2 but as that looks unlikely I did the Tokyo vendor sale and managed to get a GA. Like you I was worried about being declined being in England. I contacted my bank but they said there was nothing they could do which I was surprised about but due to the amount there shouldn’t be an issue. I imagine if I was getting RZ it would have flagged. I don’t think your ticket will have been allocated in the lottery but instead go to the general sale. I sent livenation an email today to query the availability of Tokyo 2 and they replied and said any categories that haven’t sold out or where the recipient couldn’t complete payment then these tickets will be available in the general sale. So maybe try again on Saturday.
  21. Happily married for 15 years today, if I had my time again I’d make exactly the same choice.
  22. 45, 057 - Refreshed counting now that we've finally had some rain.
  23. I was in a second-hand music shop today and found 3 vinyl Bon Jovi singles for £2 each. I bought them and then gave them to my sister as a present. She's not well at the moment - she has epilepsy and is undergoing some scary tests, so I wanted to cheer her up. Things have been tough lately, but it was good to put a smile on her face.
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