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  2. CorkVegan

    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    Great news @Manohlive 👍 My good news for the day is that my 2018 fan club vinyl just arrived. Recycled remixes from thirty years ago are a bit underwhelming but at least I finally received the item that I paid for almost a year ago.
  3. joaocosta4

    Lisbon Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I bought 2 RED zone tickets for the Lisbon Sep. 16 show in the official released date last January. The price was 325€ each ticket. When i bought then on January they where de most expensive tickets the show had to offer. On the description there was promised several benefits like: - "VIP entry on the building" (the information we received last Friday was that the check in was at 17.30h and we will enter the building at 18.15h. Sunday we entered the building at 19.00h. We waited 90 minutes standing up in line in the sun under 30 degrees temperature. This is not VIP treatment). There were no seats in the RED Zone so we had to wait another 2 hours standing up for the beginning of the show. - "Access to RED stand for refreshments" (The "RED STAND" was a lady with a backpack selling water) - "Extremely limited capacity" (The Red Zone area was completely crowded). - "Reserved area nest to the stage" - The reserved area was completely on the side of the stage. The blueprints of the building shown when i bought de tickets don't match the actual delimitations we found on location (see attachment). The general public on the ground that payed 3 times less actually had a much better view of the stage and blocked our view. They entered the building ahead of us. - The security officers in the Red Zone where very concern making sure the people on the RED Zone did not block the view of the general public in the rear that payed 3 times less. Including a child that was not allowed to stand on is father shoulders. I am a person with 85% disability and for me it is very hard to waite standing up. I am also a short person so when on a flat crowded space it is very hard for me to see the stage That´s why i bought this expensive tickets. The experience i got in return was no way near what i was expecting and i payed for and was promised on the benefits description . It is sad that U2 treat their fans like that. I talked to a reporter that was on the RED Zone and she could not believe the conditions we where in and how much we payed for our tickets. I hope U2 will do something about this.
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  5. jojes

    Lisbon Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I haven’t been able to listen into the Lisbon shows, bit it sounds like I really missed out on something ... 🙁.
  6. CorkVegan

    u2 song of the day

  7. Su2ana

    Lisbon Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I just had goosebumps reading this. A lot of “saudade” and specially love in the air of Lisbon! What a show... what a night!
  8. pollyanna

    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    44 162 That’s good to hear
  9. paoladegliesposti

    u2 song of the day

    The showman
  10. Max Tsukino

    Madrid Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Information and practical recomendations for access to the @U2 shows at the Madrid @WiZinkCenter #U2eiTour more info --> https://www.doctormusic.com/noticia-u2-18-septiembre-2018 (FYI: the more info page is in spanish.)
  11. Manohlive

    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    He rallied. He's at my ex's right now and comes back tomorrow. It's great he was able to go to his old house. I would not have allowed it had he not rallied. I don't like my ex but am glad they both are having time together. It's all good for now I also get to say hello to him tomorrow and it's anew because he's been gone. Love that. It makes every single moment count. I'm intensely aware of how precious life is and how much we need each other. He's getting extra special scratches 24/7. .
    Marta Jobling from U2Portugal kindly sent via email her review for the second Lisbon show, to be shared with the community: she also sent a few photos from the Portuguese fan community: Photo: Susana Silva Photo: Francisco Cordeiro Photo: Francisco Cordeiro Photo: Francisco Cordeiro Photo: Luis Ferreira Many thanks to Marta, Susana, Francisco, Luis and everyone, everyone, everyone in U2Portugal...
  12. Max Tsukino

    Lisbon Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Marta Jobling from U2Portugal kindly sent via email her review for the second Lisbon show, to be shared with the community: she also sent a few photos from the Portuguese fan community: Photo: Susana Silva Photo: Francisco Cordeiro Photo: Francisco Cordeiro Photo: Francisco Cordeiro Photo: Luis Ferreira Many thanks to Marta, Susana, Francisco, Luis and everyone, everyone, everyone in U2Portugal...
  13. Manohlive

    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    It was a red panda which was born at the Milwaukee County Zoo. He's so cute. I can resist posting a pic. He's so darn cute. I'm anticipating a huge day for his first official appearance.
  14. Manohlive

    Lisbon Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I love this picture. Thanks for posting it.
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  16. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

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  17. dmway

    Lisbon Live Thread #U2eiTour

    If you look at the post before my last post, Max put a sample of the shirt in Lisbon (they all have the same design) - the price there says 40€. I’d imagine that the price would be the same all across continental Europe. The poster is identical to the t-shirt artwork. If you look in the corner of the post you originally quoted, you’ll see one in the upper-right corner. I remember people talking about these in the Berlin and Cologne show threads - maybe someone put the price in there.
  18. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. This week, we're showing you how (RED) money provides support for a whole range of solutions, from safe spaces that empower girls to job training and education.
  19. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    There are more ways than ever before to be an activist in 2018. That’s why we’ve introduced #ActivistoftheWeek. This week, we're highlighting Chloe who's inspiring others to embrace their uniqueness and boldly face their beautiful selves. See more: http://bit.ly/2MjqJDI Name: Chloe Howard Determined to: Get everyone to STAND Beautiful. It’s the decision to see your society-deemed “imperfections” as beautiful and to believe that differences are worth celebrating. Fun fact: Last summer I got the word “beautiful” tattooed in my own handwriting over my deformed foot. It is a reminder that my foot is beautiful in its scars, crookedness and lack of toenails.
  20. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    What’s possible when we invest in young people's potential? Read what Bill Gates & Melinda Gates have to say, dig into the report & learn about the world’s progress. #Goalkeepers18https://gates.ly/2CXwF61
  21. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    What do you stand for? ✊🏾 ✊🏽 ✊🏻
  22. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    CULTURE Meet the Sudanese artists fighting for peace in a surprising way 4 September 2018 12:14PM UTC | By: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin This story was originally reported by Inna Lazareva, Shanshan Chen and edited by Megan Rowling, Katy Migiro and Belinda Goldsmith for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. A group of artists and musicians in South Sudan is on a mission – to mobilise young people across the country through music, graffiti and poetry to help bring peace to the war-torn nation. In 2011, the streets of the capital Juba were full of revellers, celebrating the world’s newest nation. But hope for the future has soured after more than four years of civil war, with about a third of the country’s 12 million people forced from their homes by conflict. Arts movement AnaTaban, or “I am tired” in Arabic, is trying to address anger over failed promises and suppression of independent voices by advocating for peace and unity among young people through media they like – rap music, slam poetry, and YouTube videos. image via AnaTaban. “As South Sudanese we are branded to be violent people but we are being unconventional in a very intentional way,” said poet Ayak Chol Deng Alak, 32, who helped set up AnaTaban in Juba in 2016. The group is now aiming to spread nationwide. “We have seen conventional activism failing. If it is for our country, we might as well get the information out. It doesn’t really matter how, as long as we are not hurting anyone in the process,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. image via AnaTaban. Born in an Ethiopian refugee camp where treatment from an aid agency saved her life, Alak is now a doctor and published poet in South Sudan, but her campaigning has come with risks. Alak and other AnaTaban members say they have been interrogated, their cars confiscated, and some live apart from their families who have moved abroad for safety. While being interviewed by two Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists at her apartment in Juba, Alak was taken outside for questioning by a man who wanted to know who her guests were. image via AnaTaban. South Sudan’s government did not respond to requests for comment on its treatment of AnaTaban members. Previously the government has denied blocking anyone’s freedom of speech. YOUTH POWER South Sudan plunged into conflict in 2013 after clashes between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar deteriorated into a military confrontation. Tens of thousands have died in fighting between the two sides. image via AnaTaban. The U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that more than 100 activists and journalists have been killed, arrested, detained, fired or censored since mid-2016, with newspapers closed, often by the government. UNMISS was only able to verify violations in government-controlled areas because insecurity and movement restrictions hindered work in opposition-held territory. Talks in Ethiopia last month to revive a failed 2015 peace pact and end the war broke up without a deal. image via AnaTaban. Manasseh Mathiang, a musician and another founding member of AnaTaban, said it was crucial to engage young people in the drive to forge a better country for the future. Almost 90 percent of South Sudanese are under the age of 45, according to a 2008 census. But illiteracy tops 70 percent, U.N. figures show, and unemployment is rife. “The youth of South Sudan for so long have not had the opportunity or the platform to speak and to express themselves,” Mathiang told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in the group’s headquarters in Juba. image via AnaTaban. “We’ve got to let the youth know they have the power – they have power to speak and they have power to change the narrative … We’d like to see AnaTaban in all the states in South Sudan,” he said. Peter Biar, chairman of the South Sudan Young Leaders Forum, based in Juba, said AnaTaban was one of a growing number of youth groups – both in rebel and government-controlled territory – striving for a better tomorrow. “The only change that is possible in this country is a non-violent change – and this is what we are going to attempt,” said Biar, who works to bring together academics, church and youth leaders to advocate for peace and development. SOCIAL MEDIA Biar said AnaTaban has given hope to disillusioned young people in the capital through art and music. image via AnaTaban. AnaTaban’s first music video, posted on YouTube in August 2016, featuring artists, slam poets and activists, is dedicated “to all those we have lost in this senseless war and to all those who are still here and are tired enough to make the changes we need”. The group’s social media campaigns are quickly shared, and it has branches in neighbouring Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Striking AnaTaban murals adorn the grey walls of streets and buildings in central Juba, quoting Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro and the late John Garang, revered as the father of the nation. image via AnaTaban. In Kenya’s capital Nairobi, another AnaTaban founder, Jon Pen de Ngong, meets regularly with South Sudanese activists to collaborate on political writings and poems. The former child soldier said he fled to Kenya after colleagues were abducted, poisoned and killed. He received a death threat – a dog’s jawbone with a bullet lodged inside. “We thought we had a country … This not what we fought for,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. image via AnaTaban. The exiles hope a peace agreement will be reached so that they can “go back and claim our rights as South Sudanese”, said Jackline Sadrack of AnaTaban’s Uganda chapter. Despite the failure to reach a peace deal so far, South Sudan’s youth remain hopeful. “I have this opportunity through my music to play a role in speaking on behalf of my people and what we desire as a people. Most of my songs are about how I would want peace in my country,” said Mathiang. ONE welcomes the contributions of guest bloggers but does not necessarily endorse the views, programs, or organisations highlighted.
  23. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Young Africa A long walk to better health in Namibia By Bill Gates | September 10, 2018 With just 3 people per square kilometer, the southern African country of Namibia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. While the open desert landscape makes the country strikingly beautiful, it creates huge challenges for delivering health services to the country’s far-flung population. That’s where Maria Namhindi comes in. Maria, 25, is one of Namibia’s 1,600 community health workers who bridge the gap in health care in the remotest areas of the country. MOBILE USERS To view the virtual reality film below, click here to open in YouTube. NOTE: This is a virtual reality film that you can view using a VR headset, or in your browser as a 360° video. Learn more → Traveling long distances on foot from home to home in the Oshana region of Namibia, Maria provides families with a range of services, including first aid, prenatal and antenatal care, immunizations, and HIV and TB prevention. She also refers her patients to clinics who need more specialized care. I’ve written before about the critical role community health workers play in improving the health care in Africa. In Rwanda and Ethiopia, they were instrumental in dramatically reducing the number of childhood deaths. I’m always inspired by their dedication to improving the lives of their communities. Thanks to Maria and thousands more like her across the continent, Africa can look forward to a healthier future. Learn about other young Africans who are helping to shape the continent’s future. Development Saving Lives Health
  24. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Habsa isn't letting her differences stop her from learning!
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