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  2. pollyanna

    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    44 296 Good luck with the interview......at least you have the perfect excuse !! Can’t see why anyone wouldn’t hire a U2 fan!!!
  3. seresere

    Velvet Moonlight Fever

    Beautiful! Relaxing atmosphere 🙂
  4. seresere

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    4 shows in Milan: I got my U2 beautiful week!! 😍 Gloria Landlady The Fly Gloria + The Fly + Landlady MacPhisto's speech for 4: sensational! I loved every minute of every gig. I like the "american setlist" too but this european setlist is absolutely fantastic. I miss them already...
  5. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

  6. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

  7. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    In 2017, Only HALF of the 1.8 MILLION children living with HIV had access to treatment. Let’s change this. 👊
  8. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    2.1k GIRLS AND WOMEN This chess champion is using her love of the game to empower girls everywhere 8 October 2018 10:10AM UTC | By: SADOF ALEXANDER SIGN THE PETITION An open letter to leaders EmailAdd my name Chances are, you already know about Phiona Mutesi – AKA the Queen of Katwe! Phiona’s journey as a chess prodigy inspired the 2016 Disney movie, but her story didn’t stop when the credits rolled. To this day, she continues to be an inspiration for girls everywhere! Phiona’s upbringing — like many kids in Katwe, Uganda — was far from easy. Her father passed away from complications with AIDS, and her sister passed shortly after from unknown causes. Her mother worked long hours to provide for her family, but there wasn’t enough left over to afford school fees. As a result, Phiona had to leave school when she was nine. Despite the odds stacked against her, she found her calling. The same year she left school, Phiona joined a chess program run by the Sports Outreach Institute where she quickly gained recognition as a chess prodigy. By 2012, she was a three-time junior girls’ champion of Uganda! As if that wasn’t impressive enough, her and Ivy Amoko earned Woman Candidate Master titles. This made them the first titled female chess players in Uganda. She’s also won multiple categories in Uganda’s National Junior Chess Championships. Last year, Phiona began college at Northwest University in the United States and she’s already accomplished a lot in her freshman year! She competed on her school’s chess team in the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championshipsand, even though it was the team’s first time competing, they swept the competition in the Top Small College Team category! Phiona’s determined to create opportunities for other girls to thrive. In 2013, she was invited to the Women of the World Summit and awarded a grant for her work — which she used to promote girls’ access to education and chess in Uganda. She also founded a girls-only chess clinic, where girls can learn how to play the game and hear about the importance of education! Phiona’s success is proof that when girls are given access to the resources they need to thrive, they can achieve anything. We’re fighting for a world where every girl has the opportunity to build the future she deserves. Join us by adding your name to our open letter right now.
  9. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    4 things you can do to fight for girls’ empowerment 9 October 2018 9:46AM UTC | By: ROBYN DETORO SIGN THE PETITION An open letter to leaders EmailAdd my name There is a widespread crisis affecting the lives of girls and young women across the globe right now. It’s unjustifiable, unacceptable — and, for girls and young women living in extreme poverty, it can be crippling. So, what is the crisis? Sexism. No girl dreams of a future where she’s married as a child, denied the right to an education or infected with a preventable disease by a husband she didn’t choose. But, this is the reality millions of girls living in extreme poverty are facing right now. #PovertyIsSexist and we’re saying enough is enough. We’re asking you to help us fight for a world where girls get to make their own choices, chase their own dreams and are empowered to build their own futures. Here are four different ways you can join the movement and turn your outrage into action too: 1. Tell the world sexism is unacceptable. Sign our open letter to world leaders and share it with your friends. The world needs to hear your voice because empowering girls means a better world for everyone. 2. Get your phone ready. Download one of these inspirational phone backgrounds to keep yourself motivated in the fight for equality everywhere! 3. Demonstrate your passion for activism through your clothes. Spread the word that #PovertyIsSexist by wearing our favourite conversation-sparking t-shirts and pins (like this one or this one). 4. Follow us on social. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you don’t miss out on all the exciting things we’re up to! BONUS: Watch our brand new video. We asked these young girls what they’re going to be when they grow up. Their answers will shock you.
  10. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    4 CULTURE Now accepting entries: The 2019 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling October 22 2018 | By: SADOF ALEXANDER JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin For the third year, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family is now accepting entries for the 2019 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. This prestigious award will honor an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting. The award, created in 2017, honors the life and career of ONE’s former CEO, Michael Elliott. Michael had a distinguished career in the media before working at ONE. He served as a top editor of The Economist, Newsweek, and Time. As a longtime ICFJ board member, Mike championed storytelling as a tool for empowerment. He was passionate about using storytelling to unravel complex issues and shine a light on global development issues—and the people at their center. A distinguished international jury will select the 2019 Michael Elliott Award winner. This award will provide the winner with a US$5,000 cash prize to pursue an in-depth reporting project. In a special study tour organized by ICFJ, the winner will spend time in U.S. newsrooms to learn new skills and share knowledge. The winner will also complete a two-week internship at the headquarters of The Economist in London. Kenyan journalist Mercy Juma, the 2017 winner of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Mercy Juma, a broadcast journalist at BBC Africa, received the award in 2017. Her past reporting brings to life the stories of Kenyans who’ve faced difficult human challenges and aimed to overcome them. Many of her stories shed light on sensitive topics, such as unwed teen mothers living in Muslim communities. Last year’s winner, Abubakar Ibrahim, is a reporter and editor for the Daily Trust in Abuja, Nigeria. His work follows the Boko Haram’s insurgency throughout Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon. He tells the story of two women who returned home after being displaced by Boko Haram, placing human stories at the forefront of this crisis. View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy Are you an Africa-based journalist with a passion for storytelling? The award is now open for entries. The application deadline is Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  11. Interesting. I never heard of anyone request Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car before. But, as I am old now, I think it would be very cool to hear some really deep cuts.
  12. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Super interview captured on SoundCloud, where Midlands 103's #TheOpenDoor with Anne Marie meets a group of young singers from Music Generation Offaly Westmeath to chat about their experiences of #Singfest. The Singfest regional choirs are currently open for application from enthusiastic young people across both Offaly and Westmeath. Listen back and get involved! https://soundcloud.com/…/the-open-door-music-generation-off… 🎶🙌😀
  13. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Call for Choral Facilitators for ‘Song Seeking’ Project! Mary Immaculate College, Ireland in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs and the Irish Refugee Council is recruiting a small team of three choral facilitators who will co-design, develop and implement a unique, first-of its kind group singing project with asylum seekers. More information including details about how to apply are listed in the pic below (closing date: 1pm, Fri 26 October)
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    16/10/2018 Laois musicians light up the stage in Monaco Image: Philippe Fitte / Ed Wright Images (courtesy of The Ireland Funds) Four extraordinary young musicians from Music Generation Laois lit up the stage in Monaco with their mentor Zoë Conway on Friday 12 October, where they performed for an audience of international delegates at an event hosted by The Ireland Funds. Delegates at the event included His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco. The ensemble was invited to perform at The Ireland Funds event as ‘Music Generation Young Ambassadors.’ Joined on stage by their mentor and celebrated Irish musician Zoë Conway, the young musicians were: Izzy Donnery (bodhrán and voice), Fiadh Fitzpatrick (pipes and voice), Conall Nevin (button accordion) and Naoise Kettle (fiddle and guitar), who performed a spectacular selection of tunes arranged with Zoë especially for the evening’s event. You can watch a recording of the young people's performance, captured by Music Generation Laois: Between them, these four young people have amassed several All-Ireland Championship Titles and performed for esteemed dignitaries on international stages, including for Irish President Michael D. Higgins, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, former US Vice President Joe Biden and for His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, at The Ireland Funds Worldwide Conference 2017. They have played alongside renowned Irish musicians including Sir James Galway, Ed Sheeran collaborators ‘Beoga’ and Donal Lunny, and have composed original works together with some of Ireland’s most highly respected trad artists including Martin Tourish (Altan) and Ryan Molloy. They are members of the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra, directed by Laois musician Siobhán Buckley. The group is a representation of some 3,500 children and young people currently accessing all genres and styles of music tuition through the Music Generation Laois programme, under the leadership of programme director, Rosa Flannery. Speaking after the event, Naoise Kettle, said: ‘As my first time in Monaco, it was amazing to experience the culture and meet the local people, including Prince Albert. Playing for him was the highlight.’ Following the event, Rosaleen Molloy, National Director of Music Generation said: ‘I would like to congratulate these four fantastic young musicians from County Laois on their terrific performance this evening. It was a privilege for Music Generation to have the opportunity to perform at such a prestigious event, and we are very grateful to The Ireland Funds for providing this platform for our young musicians to showcase their own music on an international stage, in collaboration with renowned musician Zoë Conway.’ For more information about Music Generation Laois contact: Rosa Flannery, Coordinator e: musicgenerationlaois[at]laoiscoco.ie t: 057 8664176
  15. padawanbeck84

    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    44, 295 - Late-night counting with a sore throat. I appear to have picked up the dreaded post-concert Bono Mono Hope I don't lose my voice as I have a job interview tomorrow!
  16. ChicagoMark

    Coming from the U.S.

    Traveling in from Chicago for 6-days and the Tuesday show. Looking to get one for Monday now also.
  17. PeterM1

    London Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Any news of fan meet ups close to the venue? I'm hoping to be there early afternoon for Tuesday then very early for Wednesday as I will be heading for the GA line
  18. spongebob

    London Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Been watching the Manchester shows videos and i'm jealous of you guys, got that after gig feeling where you ache so much it feels like you have been run over by a bus 😂 but missing it and wanting to be there and go through it all again, it's like a drug!
  19. Anjana

    London Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I am giddy with excitement tonight
  20. adrnik

    London Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Am very excited to be going.
  21. peterferris8

    What concert are you seeing next?

    The Black Peaks show last night was amazing, so exciting to see a local band doing so well on a national level. Next up, tomorrow night... U2!
  22. peterferris8

    London Live Thread #U2eiTour

    My turn now! Currently listening to GOOYOW on loop!
  23. I went to the Friday show ....my 10th ( I think) ... and I managed to get on the rail at the 'B' stage - what an awesome place to stand!!!!! I also managed to get my first ever setlist ( thanks to the wonderful Steven) which is now highly treasured! It was great to meet others such as Mark, ( aka Paul) , Vince , Vicky and many others! I will look through my photos and share the best ones when I get the chance !
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