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    Got up crazy early to try to grab my copy....and mission accomplished. 😃 Anyone else get theirs?
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    keep us updated on this strategy, we still awaiting news of 2020 gift, and keeping note of those in same situation as yourself,
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    Happy 2nd anniversary, SOE! 😎 You are still an awesome album!
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    mich40, I got the email. It was indeed flagged by gmail as spam. Recovered it. Thanks. All set now.
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    The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 December 8, 2019 Seoul, South Korea Gocheok Sky Dome #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019 #LiveThreads #Seoul #U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday I Will Follow New Year's Day Pride (In The Name of Love) Where the Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love)[snippet] I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Stand By Me (snippet) With or Without You Bullet the Blue Sky / The Star-Spangled Banner (snippet) / America (snippet) Running to Stand Still Red Hill Mining Town In God's Country Trip Through Your Wires One Tree Hill Exit / Wise Blood (snippet) Mothers of the Disappeared Desire Elevation Vertigo / She Loves You (snippet) / Love Me Do (snippet) Even Better Than the Real Thing Every Breaking Wave Beautiful Day Ultra Violet (Light My Way) Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way /All You Need Is Love (snippet) One / Invisible (snippet) Source: http:/mixlr.com/nicou2/| mixlr.com/u2gigs |/http:/mixlr.com/sil-rigote--2/ http:/mixlr.com/yuzu2/
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    Thanks everyone who joined in in the live thread. Next up, the goal is Seoul on Sunday. Hope to see everyone then Take care.
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    😂 I think Bono takes pleasure in throwing Adam under the bus.
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    U2 fans are hard to pleace, I’m just happy with what I get ❤️❤️ So thanks 😊
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    Our own Max is in the house tonight.
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    fixed that for ya. though EBW is in the wrong spot below is a photo from where I was seated.
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    Last Thursday I went to Philadelphia to see Bob Dylan for the first time. Well worth the trip. Philly is a great spot with or without Bob. On Black Friday I'm heading into NYC to see Bob again. This will be my first time at The Beacon so November is turning into a month of firsts.
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    My "Good thing" is I signed up for a local Jingle Bell Fun Run alternative called "Jingle in your Jammies" for those of us who cannot make the race. By the way, the charity event's proceeds go to the American Arthritis Society because we need a cure!!
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    Holy Moly what a show. U2 delivered. Sydney delivered.
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    Very disappointing to hear again but unfortunately not a bit surprising
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    Melbourne GA is an embaressnent to U2 fans ... the sooner this stops the better. Some of the behaviour of these self appointed Q admin is disgusting
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    45279 - I seriously hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the exit poll is forecasting the biggest Tory majority since Thatcher. I am shaking.
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    My wife has received the same message, and she's just received her copy!! re-subscribe and receive THE SAME GIFT???? IT'S A JOKE!!!. And I still have not received my copy....... More professionals an less beer
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    In the meantime, be sure to check out the U2 Facebook page for the live announcement in approximately 40 minutes.
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    And they are finished their groundbreaking workshops on De-Institutionalisation! 3 days, 6 workshops, over 200 participants and one very happy team...Thanks to everyone who attended. Here's to the future!
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    Inside Development Gender equality Campaigns are not enough to end violence against women, UN experts say By Amy Lieberman // 26 November 2019 Democracy, Human Rights & Governance Social/Inclusive Development UN Women A scene from the UN Women-hosted commemoration of International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Photo by: Evan Schneider / U.N. UNITED NATIONS — A flood of #orangetheworld social media posts — as well as orange-clad visitors to the United Nations — commemorated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Monday, which aims to spread awareness about gender-based violence. But what’s actually needed is investment in gender inequality, which is the root cause of violence against women and girls, according to Kalliopi Mingeirou, head of the Ending Violence Against Women Section of UN Women. “We know evidence shows that campaigns are not enough and do not change the mentalities of people. They really do not work on their own. Now we know we have increasing evidence that violence against women is preventable, and we have some strategies that can work,” Mingeirou said in an interview with Devex. “Violence against women and girls happens in a continuum. It is part of the same violence that women and girls face in their everyday lives.” — Kalliopi Mingeirou, chief of Ending Violence Against Women Section, UN Women There is a need to increase work and funding related to prevention, Mingeirou said. Approximately 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives, but some national studies also show that up to 70% of women have experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner, according to U.N. Women. Mingeirou wants to see longer-term support for gender-based violence survivors, like housing and employment opportunities. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has supported a survivor-focused response to sexual violence, in part through a 3-year-old trust fund. So far, it has generated about $2 million and is operating in three countries. Another entity, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, has a portfolio of about $50 million. But more could be done to direct support to women-led civil-society organizations that address gender inequality and policy at the country level, Mingeirou said. More reading: ► Opinion: Reaffirming our promise to end violence against women ► The woman who put gender-based violence data on the map “There is a lot of attention and awareness. We have commitments, but they do not always have adequate resources to be materialized,” she said. The UN Women-hosted commemoration on Monday focused on sexual violence in conflict — or what U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten called “history’s greatest silence.” Ajna Jusić, president of the Forgotten Children of War Association, spoke Monday of her experiences as a child born of rape during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Twenty-six years later, Jusić and her mother are still living with stigma, Jusić said. Her organization is advocating for measures to recognize children born of war as a vulnerable group with social protection services. Get development's most important headlines in your inbox every day. Subscribe “Immediately after the war, people and survivors were left alone without any support. A dark cloud of trauma came over our country … There was no systematic move from the state to respond. All the shame was left on the women survivors,” Jusić said. There’s a “big issue” with national laws on domestic and sexual violence, according to Mingeirou. Nearly 1 in 4 countries do not have laws on domestic violence, and only 41% of countries explicitly criminalize marital rape, Mingeirou explained. Enforcement remains a challenge. 607 people are talking about this Via Twitter. “We still have some gaps in the area of laws, for sure, but the most important gap right now is the enforcement of such legislation,” Mingeirou said. During her address at the U.N., Patten highlighted some areas of progress in addressing and preventing sexual violence in conflict, but also many of the lingering challenges, including those faced by U.N. peacekeeping forces. “Peacekeepers are now systematically trained to detect, to deter, sexual violence as part of their operational readiness standards. Sexual violence has become an integral part of criminal investigations,” Patten said. In November, judges at the International Criminal Court gave former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda a historic 30-year sentence on 18 counts of war crimes, including rape and sexual slavery, Patten noted. But U.N. peacekeeping also remains a “male-dominated domain,” according to Patten, with marginal representation of women in police and military units. And sexual violence in conflict remains a tactic used by state and nonstate armed groups, such as the Islamic State group. “The international community has not yet adequately invested in the structural, root causes that perpetuate this violence, such as inequality. Women and girls are a critical agency for conflict prevention and peace building. Yet when former negotiations and transitional justice processes begin, they are too often marginalized and pushed out of the picture,” Patten said. Mingeirou emphasized the need to link sexual violence in conflict to the “same phenomenon that women face at community and in their homes.” “Violence against women and girls happens in a continuum. It is part of the same violence that women and girls face in their everyday lives,” she said. “We need to recognize that and work to prevent it.” About the author Amy Liebermanamylieberman Amy Lieberman is the New York Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.
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    We can (and WILL) have a good world if we all work together. ❤️
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    Special thanks to AC for long lasting and stable video stream.
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    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope they stay away from you henceforth. I'm not in a good mood but not in a bad one either. Neutrality. It takes effort not to get very angry when I keep up with the news.
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    Official scheduled start as indicated on the venues and/or ticketing systems websites
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    Looking for something else I found this on the Saitama Super Arena website, that may be useful for your interests (and perhaps to others in the community)... I'm aware that it's very likely you already have found this information, but just in case: : it's on: https://www.saitama-arena.co.jp/e/guide/ Scroll to the very bottom of the page... Also, click on Confirm specific areas under Floor Map . The maps will be of much help...
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    Just got it yesterday in France ! for some reason it went through switzerland ?!
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    Been a fan since 84. Seen the boys live about 20 times now. Last night’s performance was on the podium of best ever I’ve seen. Just magnificent. They give so much, particularly Bono. No way are they winding things down. Back for more tonight.
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    Mine arrived also today in the Netherlands, It took 21 days to arrived to me.
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    My copy of U2 Live Songs of iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE was delivered today in The Netherlands.
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    I'm in the UK and my gift was delivered today after getting the dispatch email on 31/10
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    Roof's closed now but can hear "assassins of love" by Willy deville being soundchecked by I assume the tech's?
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    Last time I had to wait for a while till I got it and had to ask for it several times... I hope this year everything works fine and it arrives soon! It looks amazing!
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    I complained about the check-in system in 2017. I hate the way it's got so out of hand on recent tours. When I saw U2 in London on the Vertigo, 360° and IE Tours, it was sufficient to join the queue early in the morning on show day and you could get a great rail spot. That all changed on the JT and EI Tours - now, even if you arrive the day before the show, you've probably already missed out on a low enough number because they start the "list" about a week in advance, and lots more people are getting a number early because they're not required to put in the effort of staying in an actual queue. I'm not in favour of randomising the GA line, because it would probably make things even worse for people like me - I'm really short and struggle to see anything even from the second row. I don't believe that being short entitles me to a rail spot, but I'm willing to sit in line for a long time to give myself the best chance of getting one. Unfortunately that is no longer enough; I would have to spend an absolute fortune booking a hotel room for the whole week before the show, and even then, they're bound to move the goalposts and start the list a fortnight in advance. It's just getting silly. I can understand the use of "check-ins" if the venue don't want people camping overnight or all day due to heightened security, but still, there is no reason to start the list more than about 24 hours before the show. It's complete rubbish how the line leaders claim they're doing it for our own benefit, to prevent a "stampede" or whatever - a problem that never existed in the first place! They're only doing it to ensure that *they* can get in first, and they've apparently befriended U2's security team so they're always allowed to get away with it, pretending the fans are all on board. I think the current system would be OK if only the list was started by venue staff instead of fans, to ensure it happened at a reasonable time in a well-advertised location, and any pre-existing unofficial lists would not be honoured. First come, first served, and in the unlikely event of a "stampede", no-one gets a number until a civilised queue has been formed. We used to be perfectly capable of lining up in order of arrival - I'm sure we can still manage it!
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    What a great birthday gift! I’m going to wait to listen to it at work tomorrow so my co-workers can enjoy with me. I’m excited to hear the song recorded at the Mohegan Sun as that was the last of the three shows I attended. What a great summer that was! ❤️❤️❤️
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    1058 EDUCATION How soccer is changing the lives of girls in Kenya February 23 2017 | By: MEGAN IACOBINI DE FAZIO GIRLS COUNT Every girl counts. 130 million girls don’t have access to an education. So we’re asking the world to count them, one by one. JOIN THE COUNT “Discovering football is the best thing that ever happened to me,” says Claris Akinyi, sitting behind her tidy desk in the principal’s office in Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA). When she was 11, Claris spent her days looking after her sick mother and helping run her family’s boiled maize stand. When she became a member of the Kibera Girls soccer team, her life changed overnight. “I used to stay indoors all the time, but the soccer team gave me the opportunity to go out and meet people,” she says. “We also got to watch videos about sex education, so I became very aware of issues like early pregnancies and gender-based violence, which are common here. Soccer helped me stay focused.” Set up by Abdul Kassim in 2002, KGSA occupies a small plot of land in the heart of Kibera, one of the biggest slums in Kenya. It has since grown from a soccer academy into a successful tuition-free secondary school. Abdul, who was born in Kibera and brought up by a single mother, started the academy to address the gender disparities he had observed growing up. “I noticed that the girls were finishing primary school and then doing nothing,” he says. “They were being married off at very young ages and pregnancies were rampant. So I used soccer to engage them, and to send a message about gender equality to the Kibera community.” But early on in the program, as the girls finished primary school, they began dropping out of the club. “I wanted to know why, so I went to their houses to talk to them,” says Abdul. “Most could not afford high school, and many had left their homes because of family problems or were married off.” Spurred on by what he saw — and encouraged by many of the girls in the soccer club — Abdul decided to turn the soccer program into a free high school for girls, so that they could finish their education and fulfill their potential. “When the school started, some of the girls who were in the original football club decided to go back and finish their studies, even though they were already in their 20s,” says Claris, who had already gone on to graduate high school. Claris also returned to KSGA, but as a teacher. Claris, sitting at her desk at KGSA. “When I finished school, I knew I wanted to give back to the community, so I became a volunteer teacher,” she says. “It was a great feeling to be teaching some of my old teammates.” After three years of volunteering at the school, KGSA supported Claris through university, where she studied education and counselling. Now, as a fully-registered educator and KGSA’s head teacher, she continues to support the girls in her community. She’s also been able to buy land and build a house for her mother. “I feel like giving back is very important,” she says. “That’s why I am still here.” It is with the determination and goodwill of Claris, Abdul, and other dedicated staff members that the school continues to grow, and has earned international recognition for its creative approach to education. “We wanted to provide a mechanism for girls to explore their interests and develop skills for their adult life,” says Abdul, talking about the various life-skills classes and extracurricular activities offered by the school, which include journalism, business, and computer classes. And, of course, soccer – and sports, generally – is still a main focus at KGSA. In addition to being a member of several of KGSA’s after-school vcubs, 18-year-old Khadija Ishikara plays on the soccer team that won a league trophy last year. “Soccer is my favorite hobby, because it keeps me active and fit,” she says. Khadija’s mother still thinks it’s strange for girls to play football, but she is growing increasingly supportive of her daughter’s choice of sport. As for Khadija, it’s hard to imagine her giving up soccer anytime soon: “Anyway,” she says with a wry smile, “anything boys do, girls can do better.” Via ONE
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