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  3. This set looks great! The only disappointing thing to me is that "You're the Best" was taken from an Experience show and not a JT show, so we'll be getting the (in my opinion) boring acoustic version. Would have been amazing to include Acrobat, but of course with it not being an Innocence or Experience song I understand why. Overall really looking forward to this. And of course it's always a bonus when one of the songs comes from a show I actually attended (American Soul from Las Vegas, May 12th)!
  4. My current mood is slightly irritated because for the good majority of the weekend I was busing tables at a restaurant. Don't get me wrong the people I worked with were great, but when a rich twat or a glamour puss tells you that's NOT hard work really stinks as ignorance generally does.
  5. 0 EDUCATION Why we need to get every girl a quality education 17 July 2019 10:31AM UTC | By: SADOF ALEXANDER ADD YOUR NAME Take action for women everywhere EmailSign Share on Facebook Save on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email The fight to end extreme poverty cannot be won without education. When people have access to a quality education, they’re more likely to live healthy, poverty-free lives. In fact, a quality education for all would be the most effective tool against poverty and instability worldwide. People who are denied equal access to a quality education do not have a fair chance at escaping poverty. This reality continues to affect the world’s girls. Although more girls are now attending primary school, there are still big gender gaps in how many get a secondary education. Child marriage, unfair amounts of chores, gender-based violence, and other forms of discrimination also affect a girl’s ability to finish school. Denying girls a quality education also harms the next generation, making it harder for whole communities to come out of poverty. Luckily, activists around the globe are fighting back. We wanted to highlight two of these activists (who also contributed to our gender equality open letter). Here’s why they want world leaders to support education, and what needs to happen to secure a quality education for everyone: Refilwe Ledwaba After becoming the first black woman to fly for the South African Police Service, Refilwe Ledwaba founded The Girl Fly Programme in Africa Foundation to teach girls about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The camp specifically focuses on STEM skills to prepare girls for the jobs of the future. According to Refilwe, it is “imperative that women are encouraged to take a strong lead in being technical and embracing STEM fields.” Refilwe believes that ensuring primary and secondary education for everyone is an important step. However, “the kind and quality of education” is even more important. There is also the need to change how the media portrays women: “Women need to be shown as engineers, pilots, doctors … When there is an advert for washing powder, women are the lead roles, and when there is an ad showing a car, an aeroplane, (or) pilots, men are in the lead role. This also needs to change.” She hopes for a world where everyone can be what they want, creating a prosperous world for all. Martha Muhwezi Martha Muhwezi, Executive Director of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), is wholly dedicated to her organization’s mission. She fights for girls’ education on every level because she knows how powerful it is. “Education has the potential to become an equalizer that will foster gender equality for women and girls … imparts them with the requisite skills and competencies they need to benefit from individual returns, which in turn will affect social and economic returns.” FAWE promotes gender equity and equality through working across policies, schools, teachers, communities, and individual girls. Working at all these different angles allows FAWE to work towards multiple solutions in the complex problem of education access. “Both schooling AND empowerment that need to go hand in hand. Indeed, acquiring skills and competencies to enter the labor market is one part of the story. And empowerment is another part of the story to ensure that girls and women acquire agency that will allow them to thrive and exert choice.” Empowering individual girls isn’t the only key. The environment around the girls also needs to support them and give them the opportunity to thrive. “Changes in communities and homes will enable girls to attend school. Changes in school, the teacher’s pedagogical approach, and the girls themselves, reinforced by changes in policy, communities, and homes, will ensure that girls stay in school and learn and contribute to the economic development of their country.” Committing to Education at the G7 Refilwe and Martha have proven their dedication to educating girls. Now, it’s time for G7 leaders to do the same. World leaders will meet at the G7 Summit in August to discuss their priorities. We want them to pledge financial aid that will help get girls into school. If they do, we’ll get even closer to the world these activists are working towards. These activists have spoken and now’s your turn to stand with them. Sign their open letter and tell world leaders to make progress not promises towards gender equality. Take action for women everywhere Dear World Leaders, We are the women at the frontlines of the fight against gender inequality and global poverty. Every day we see the determination and dignity of girls and women facing down the toughest challenges. We see real advances and the power of people to achieve change. We won’t surrender this fight, but we need you to play your part. You promised to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030, but at the current rate of progress, this will take 108 years. This is unacceptable. We need genuine progress, not grand promises. We want implementation and accountability at every level - from this year’s G7 Summit to the Global Fund Replenishment; from our African Union leaders to our community leaders. We will be looking for your actions not your words; for funding to follow promises; and policy to turn into practice. It’s both the right and the smart thing to do for everyone. To accelerate progress men must demand change with us so that we rise united not divided. And women must have a seat at the decision-making table – because you can’t change what you don’t see. We’re not looking for your sympathy, we’re demanding your action. Because none of us are equal until all of us are equal. Yours,
  6. And LOL.... You guys thought we were gonna get Acrobat and Horses .... ...
  7. There's the SHINE Like Stars Extended SOLO ZOO TV Version ....
  8. I did not. I was hoping for The Troubles but didn't think it would be a part of this. I would never have even hoped for The Crystal Ballroom. That is a very nice surprise. The same is true of Volcano and California. Two tracks are from Chicago, where I attended the shows. That's a nice as well. As always, thanks to the mods.
  9. With Or Without You-original Joshua Tree version. I'm not sure I've heard a different version. Probably but the original is my choice.
  10. Bump to keep the thread from archiving. Shows are coming in August and the autumn. 😎
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  12. MAY 21, 2018 75 CITIZENSHIP This Scottish Cafe Has Built an Entire Village for Homeless People "Not just building houses, but building homes, building community." By Lee Mannion LONDON, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A cafe chain that employs homeless people and runs a scheme to provide free food to rough sleepers has gone a step further, building a village of 11 houses in Scotland. Up to 20 homeless people will be given accommodation in the new village to the north of the Scottish capital Edinburgh built by Social Bite, which was set up in 2012. "Something special has been created," said Angela Constance, the Scottish communities minister at the launch on Thursday. Take action: Help the Most Marginalised and Vulnerable Find Shelter "Not just building houses, but building homes, building community – a community that will provide support and enable folk to rebuild their lives." See Gemma MacDonald's other Tweets Next month the first six residents will move into the village, which sits on land loaned by the Edinburgh city council for four years. If they decide not to renew the loan the prefabricated houses, which last for up to 100 years, can be moved. Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn said homeless people had been ignored politically for too long. Read more: New Project Tracks Homeless People Who Have Died on Britain's Streets "They're not a demographic of people that would vote and it's not a big vote winning issue, so I think if we keep pushing the political focus on the issue, the statistics are solvable in a country like Scotland," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. There are 11,000 homeless households in Scotland, according to government figures, and the number has been rising steadily since 2015. Last year the Scottish government pledged £50 million ($67 million) to fund homelessness prevention schemes over the next five years. 16 people are talking about this The charity Shelter says as "a conservative estimate" 307,000 people are homeless in Britain. Read more: Thousands of People Slept in a Freezing Scottish Park for a Brilliant Reason Social Bite opened its first outlet in 2012 and now has five shops and a restaurant in Scotland. One in four staff at the chain is homeless, and customers can pay for meals that homeless people can claim later. It distributed nearly 100,000 items of food last year and engages with more than 300 homeless people per week. Social Bite is one of a growing number of social enterprises in Scotland - businesses that aim to help society as well as making money. The country had 5,600 social enterprises last year, up from 5,199 in 2015, according to campaign group Social Enterprise Scotland. The government has a a 10-year strategy to support social enterprise, including making funding available and expanding education about the sector in schools. Read more: 6 Amazing Things Scotland Is Doing That Other Countries Really Need to Pay Attention to The village will be operated in conjuction with Scottish homeless charity Cyrenians, which is assessing applications for residents. See Scotland Is Now 's other Tweets "The mark of any society is how you look after those who are most excluded. This village says an extraordinary thing about how we all want the world to be," said Cyrenians chief executive Euan Aitken in a speech marking the opening of the village. (Reporting by Lee Mannion @leemannion, Editing by Claire Cozens. The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit http://news.trust.org) TOPICSUKBritainScotlandHomelessnessHomelessRough SleepingSocial Bite
  13. By Daniele Selby MAY 22, 2018 34 GIRLS & WOMEN Jimmy Carter Says the World's Biggest Problem Is Its Treatment of Women and Girls It’s not the first time the 93-year-old has spoken out against gender inequality. Former president Jimmy Carter has changed his mind about the world’s greatest problem, he told graduates during his commencement speech at Liberty University on Saturday. Nearly 20 years ago, Carter said in a speech that he believed the biggest global issue was income inequality. And although income inequality has worsened in much of the world since then, he now believes the biggest challenge the world faces today is gender inequality. “I think now it’s a human rights problem, and it is the discrimination against women and girls in the world,” Carter said during his address at the university in Lynchburg, Virginia. Take Action: Sexist Laws Have No Place in 2018. Agree? Tell Governments to Act Firma ahora: El próximo presidente del Banco Mundial debe apoyar a las niñas y mujeres PASA A LA ACCIÓN The former president touched on issues from female infanticide to sex and human trafficking to the astounding number of sexual abuse incidents within the US military (Carter cited 16,000 cases a year, though according to recent data, the number of reports filed last year was closer to 6,700). This isn’t the first time Carter has spoken out about this issue. In a 2015 TED Talk, Carter pointed to the mistreatment of women and girls as the most serious global human rights abuse. He discussed how harmful cultural attitudes, many stemming from interpretations of religious texts, are often the root of the problem, and he also shed light on forms of gender-based violence, including honor killings and female genital mutilation — which has affected more than 200 million girls and women alive today, according to the World Health Organization. Until the stubborn attitudes that perpetuate gender discrimination change, the world cannot advance, and what Carter had previously thought was the world’s greatest challenge — income inequality and poverty — cannot be solved. Read more: Gender Bias Kills 239,000 Girls in India Every Year, Study Finds More than 130 million girls are out of school, according to UNESCO and over 650 million girls and women alive today were married as children, according to Girls Not Brides. Many of them live in poverty and in communities where girls are seen as a financial and social burden, rather than potentially valuable members of their communities. This means they may be pulled out of school to collect water, care for their family, or to free up funds to prioritize opportunities for male family members. As a result, millions of girls miss out on a chance to realize their full potential and are made dependent on others, trapping them in the poverty cycle. Carter's commencement speech on Saturday helped highlight these issues, and underscored the need to reevaluate how the world treats half its population. Global Citizen campaigns in support of the Global Goals, including for gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights. You can take action here to empower girls and women around the world. TOPICSPovertyFGMSexual HarassmentGender Based ViolenceFemale Genital MutilationDiscriminationHuman TraffickingWomen's EmpowermentGender InequalitySexual AssaultHonor KillingsJimmy CarterFemale Infanticide COMMENTS
  14. CITIZENSHIP 8 Things We’d Rather See Banned Instead of Refugees Let’s kick these eight violations to the curb and welcome refugees instead. Flickr/Kate Ausburn Until this year, the United States was a long-standing leader in welcoming and relocating refugees. Now, a country built by immigrants, refugees and migrants is attempting to turn its back on the 65 million refugees around the world today, a statistic from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). US President Trump’s administration’s travel ban would have cut 60,000 refugees from entering in 2017 – but his executive order was struck down Monday. The case now sits on the Supreme Court’s steps to maybe see its day in court once more. Refugees come to a country to rebuild their lives in safety and dignity; the Trump administration’s executive order puts refugees at risk of returning to the violent places they fled from, according to the UNHCR. Instead of banning the most vulnerable of our kind, Global Citizen made a list of atrocities that ought to receive the boot. Here are eight harmful things that the world should actually ban. Take Action:Global Citizen's #LeveltheLaw Campaign 1. Child Marriage Child marriage is still legal in many countries and happens in every region of the world. And estimated one in three girls in the developing world will marry before turning 18, according to advocacy group Girls Not Brides. While some countries have made strides toward ending child marriage, too many have hopped on board nor followed through – looking at you, Tanzania. Global Citizen advocates to end child marriage through our #LeveltheLaw campaign. Take Action: Urge the Tanzanian Parliament to Implement the High Court’s Decision to Outlaw Child Marriage Kate Ausburn/Flickr 2. Coal Coal is the most damaging form of energy in the world. Harvesting coal pollutes rivers and damages lungs, and burning it releases lead, mercury and arsenic into the air. The American Lung Association said 13,000 people die each year from coal pollution. If coal regulations are loosened, that number could climb back to what it was in 2004 at 24,000 coal-related deaths. Why not we just ban this bad practice once and for all? Take Action: Fight against global warming Read More: 6 of the Most Extreme Environmental Laws in the World 3. No charges for marital rape It took until the 1970s for the first marital rape conviction in the US to withstand the court. Many countries now recognize consensual sex is required also for married couples, but their laws still allow marital sex without consent to continue without punishment. Let’s make it clear to our governments that marital rape should not only be recognized as rape but also punishable by law. Take Action: Sign this petition to #LeveltheLaw and empower girls and women around the world! 4. No charges for domestic violence Many countries have laws that allow domestic violence to continue as long as there is no grievous bodily harm. Similar to the one above, this law tells women that they are their husbands’ property to do with what he pleases. Forty-six countries still do not have any protection for women against domestic violence. Take Action: Take action to end violence against women and girls LYNETTELYNN_D /Flickr. 5. Plastics Why continue to use plastics when have more sustainable materials available? Kenya, Morocco, France, New Delhi and other countries have restricted plastics in some capacity or banned the wasteful product altogether. We love our oceans and beaches, so let’s make a pledge to ban plastics and halt the buildup of material and waste in our environment. Take Action: Call on the UK Prime Minister to protect the oceans 6. Laws that prevent wives from taking jobs In 18 economies, a husband can legally prevent his wife from working, even if she already has the job, according to the World Bank Group’s report. Even if a woman receives an education, the boundaries toward independence and economic equality can prevent her from achieving her potential. Take Action: Remind Leaders To Keep Their Promise To Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment 7. Honor killings In Syria, a man who kills his wife, sister, mother or daughter for bringing “dishonor” on her family – a tradition known as honor killing – can serve as little as two years in prison. And sadly, honor killings happen in other countries, like India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Treating honor killing as a lesser crime than murder is dangerous for women. It sends a message that crimes against women are treated lighter than crimes against men. Take Action: Stand with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and tell world leaders: There is no honor in honor killings. 8. Voting restrictions Before the 2016 presidential election, Ohio purged 2 million Ohioans from voting rolls since 2011. While the practice was deemed unconstitutional before the election votes rolled in, thousands of voters did not get to vote in previous elections. Where else in the United States is this happening – in the world? Voting rights in democratic societies should be independent of race, religion, gender and political affiliation. Let’s make a commitment to ban voter violations in our communities and beyond. Take Action: Welcome our new US Senators and let them know the importance of being a Global Citizen Read More: Poland and Hungary Refuse Asylum Seekers, EU Brings Legal Case Until these blights are banned from all borders, no country should refuse to take in a single refugee. Refugees can change a country and a culture for the better. These eight problems are what really stands in the way of achieving the global goals. TOPICSPollutionWomen's RightsCitizenshipPlasticDonald TrumpRefugeesDomestic ViolenceHonor KillingsBan Child MarriageTravel Ban 2.0coal COMMENTS
  15. We would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the Lynch brothers and all staff at Mace/Inver Freshford in Kilkenny, who kept our Rest and Recuparation group fed and watered like royalty since their arrival almost 4 weeks ago. The kindness and generosity of MACE Ireland and the wider Freshford community has been above and beyond this year, and we are incredibly grateful for them making our children and young adults feel like part of the community. We cannot thank you enough! 🧡
  16. 236 GIRLS AND WOMEN These laws have made the world a better place for women 11 July 2019 11:12AM UTC | By: ONE ADD YOUR NAME Take action for women everywhere EmailSign Share on Facebook Save on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email Part Two of a two-part series on looking at gender equality before this year’s G7 summit. Part One looks at the sexist laws that have no place in the world. There’s still plenty of shocking, sexist, and discriminatory laws around the world. These laws restrict women’s rights to work, live, and be safe. From legalised rape to domestic violence, child marriage to child labour, discriminatory laws punish millions of women and girls worldwide, every day. While it’s important to highlight the horror, we must also celebrate the successes. In many countries, great strides are being made to reverse these antiquated, sexist laws, and put in place progressive new ones. These shifts are often driven by local women’s groups, public activists (like you!), and support from bilateral and international institutions. With these shifts in mind, we call on the G7 leaders to learn lessons from these victories and encourage all countries to take a stand in achieving gender equality by introducing progressive new laws. Because none of us are equal until all of us are equal. If the G7 is looking for tips on how to change the law to better secure gender equality, here are just a few examples from the past ten years that they can learn from: Legal rights – six countries give women equal legal rights as men – Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg, and Sweden. A decade ago, none of these countries did so! Combatting gender-based violence – In Burundi, the Comoros, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Zambia, laws were finally introduced on workplace sexual harassment AND domestic violence. Getting equally paid – 13 countries—Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, the Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Mauritius, Montenegro, Serbia, South Africa, Vietnam and Zambia—introduced laws mandating equal remuneration for work of equal value. Right to work – 22 countries removed restrictions limiting women’s rights to work, reducing the likelihood that women are kept out of employment. Having children – 16 countries increased paid maternity leave, and 33 countries introduced paid paternity leave. Starting a business – the Democratic Republic of Congo introduced a new law which allows women to register businesses, open bank accounts, and sign contracts in the same way as men. Access to credit – The Democratic Republic of Congo also prohibited gender discrimination in access to credit, as did 23 other countries. Living rights – Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, Nicaragua, Rwanda, and Togo all changed their laws to allow women to choose where to live in the same way as men. It may seem crazy that these laws were ever in place, or that we’re celebrating these victories, but it’s the reality that millions of women face each day. At the G7 Summit in August, we have a chance to do something about this. Will you stand in solidarity with these women and ensure this year’s G7 delivers real progress, not empty promises, in the battle for gender equality? Share your ideas for a law for gender equality now! Take action for women everywhere Dear World Leaders, We are the women at the frontlines of the fight against gender inequality and global poverty. Every day we see the determination and dignity of girls and women facing down the toughest challenges. We see real advances and the power of people to achieve change. We won’t surrender this fight, but we need you to play your part. You promised to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030, but at the current rate of progress, this will take 108 years. This is unacceptable. We need genuine progress, not grand promises. We want implementation and accountability at every level - from this year’s G7 Summit to the Global Fund Replenishment; from our African Union leaders to our community leaders. We will be looking for your actions not your words; for funding to follow promises; and policy to turn into practice. It’s both the right and the smart thing to do for everyone. To accelerate progress men must demand change with us so that we rise united not divided. And women must have a seat at the decision-making table – because you can’t change what you don’t see. We’re not looking for your sympathy, we’re demanding your action. Because none of us are equal until all of us are equal. Yours,
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  20. Finally great news!! Great tracklist!!
  21. Well speak of the Devil! So as I thought, it's just tracks from both of the albums. The sequence is nice as well, mostly representing the running order of the show but with strays here and there. Just a shame Lucifer's Hands didn't make it onto the Innocence disc. And yeah, loving those photos!
  22. Thanks for the update! Landlady from Milan... Yay!! Beautiful photos, btw
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