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  1. The Cannes Lions Festival is a ‘creative conference’ which brings together heavy hitters in the worlds of advertising and branding.
     
    Terry Savage, Chairman of the festival, said, “Bono has used his celebrity status to successfully establish a global brand, through which he has built unique relationships with other such brands, to raise awareness and funds for the fight against AIDS and achieve greater good for humankind.”
     
    Accepting his award, the U2 frontman (54) took part in a 45 minute interview with Apple Senior Vice President of Design Jonathan Ive, discussing the impact and success of (RED).
     
     
    Speaking from the stage, Bono urged brands to create “big marketing campaigns” to help (RED) eradicate AIDS and appealed for their help in determining an AIDS free-future.
     
    Co-founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006, (RED) is a creative fusion of branding, activism and philanthropy that has generated almost €200 million for the fight against AIDS in Africa.
     
    (RED) joins forces with some of the world’s most recognisable brands, such as Coco Cola, Starbucks and Bank of America,  which contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED) branded goods and services to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services
     
    Apple is (RED)’s largest corporate contributor; the record-breaking (RED) Design Auction curated by Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson in 2013 raising €10 million alone.
     
    Bono remarked to the audience "Apple is so f***ing annoyingly quiet about the fact they've raised $75M for (RED).”
     
    Thanks largely to the work of (RED), The Global Fund has been able to support more than 40 million people, offering prevention, treatment, counselling, HIV testing and care services.
     

     

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    todays weather for Maracanã, Rio - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

     

    Was 86 degrees F, with 80% Humidity!!

     

    Spicy, today in São Paulo was 59 F.

    For me, it's cold... so weather is not an excuse if they don't play well.

     

    Of course, some cities are hotter. That's why I think Germans are smart because they've decided to stay in a hot city and they're training and doing physical exercises specially at midday... so they're getting ready to play in any temperature.

     

    you are absolutely right on that one fernanda!!

     

    they are training for the conditions..http://www.faqs.org/sports-science/Dr-Fo/Environmental-Conditions-and-Training.html

     

    "The ability of an athlete to overcome environmental conditions is closely tied to the training concept of acclimatization, which requires a focused training approach concerning a specific condition that an athlete expects to face in an upcoming competition or event. Acclimatization is rooted in the inherent ability of the human body to adapt to its surroundings over time in all circumstances."

     

     

    "Cesare Prandelli: The heat didn't beat us, Costa Rica did."

     

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/world-cup/cesare-prandelli-the-heat-didnt-beat-us-costa-rica-did-30372241.html

     

     

    And I'm here in São Paulo wearing a wool scarf  :ph34r:

  3. todays weather for Maracanã, Rio - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

     

    Was 86 degrees F, with 80% Humidity!!

     

    Spicy, today in São Paulo was 59 F.

    For me, it's cold... so weather is not an excuse if they don't play well.

     

    Of course, some cities are hotter. That's why I think Germans are smart because they've decided to stay in a hot city and they're training and doing physical exercises specially at midday... so they're getting ready to play in any temperature.

  4. Fernanda have you ever been to Maracana? Is it possible to see anything from the upper row of the seats?

     

    I don't know but I think yes. There were a lot of changes for the World Cup... so I guess it must be much better now, it's supposed everyone has a good view of all seats in all stadiums. The only thing is that you'll be distant from the field.

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    Brazilians are very friendly.

     

    And we love football. We can't talk about any other thing except World Cup. It's football the whole day, everyday... it's like heaven.  :D

    Doh. I should have come over. I wish I had now :(

     

     

    I don't know what Fifa is waiting for to do a World Cup every year. We want it!  :P

  6. Radio today said something about Bono going to an Eagles show (I'd guess in Dublin 6/4 or 6/6 though I haven't checked where he supposedly was relative to those dates) and going backstage to meet Joe Walsh. Anyone able to source anything on that? Joe is cool - was part of security for a show of his years ago, but also wonder if there was a thawing of relations between Don Henley, who has been a bit lippy about B in the past, but I think has some common ground with him of the Thoreau / Emerson variety. Or maybe it was just a DJ playing pretend :)

     

    It was true.

     

    Joe posted this photo in his twitter:

     

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    You're right... World Cup has been amazing!

     

    I'm loving it!!

    And the atmosphere is outstanding at all the games !

     

     

    Brazilians are very friendly.

     

    And we love football. We can't talk about any other thing except World Cup. It's football the whole day, everyday... it's like heaven.  :D

  8. Fernanda, are you going to any of the matches?

     

    How is your community?

     

    any more protestors and unrest?

     

    Unfortunately no.

     

    The tickets were very expensive and so hard to buy. You had to fill a form and wait for a raffle... only those people could buy them and you couldn't choose the match, so maybe you could be able to buy a ticket for a match in another state and you would have to travel, which means spend more money.

     

    There were some protests yesterday but they didn't interfere in any of the games.

  9. When we heard about the japanese ref. (sorry I can't remember his name) we didn't like it at all!

    In 2010 he's already made a mistake, against Brazil. It was when we lost, so bad memories from him.

    I'm not saying he was right yesterday but that it wasn't the first time he did something wrong. So, for me, is Fifa's fault.

    And Oscar scored in the end of the match, the result would be the same.

    In my opinion, the best player - and person - in Brazil is David Luiz.

     

    For girls, the best news is: Leo Di Caprio in the middle of the crowd!  :wub:

     

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  10. It's a pity FIFA will benefit more from this than Brazil actually will.

     

    This for sure!

    The legacy won't be big since many infrastructure changes are not completely done. Some of them were only promises.

  11. Bono and the Edge will contribute a handful of songs to Once director John Carney's upcoming film, Sing Street, which takes place in Dublin in the 1980s and tells the story of a teenager who starts a band after switching from private to public school.
     
    "[T]hey already have been extremely helpful in discussing the musical aspect of the film and what the sound is going to be like," Carney tells Rolling Stone. "It's going to be set in the Eighties; obviously U2 were extremely prolific then, so they'll bring that, and they’ve just been great sounding boards. Bono has been very helpful with character and story as I've sort of pitched the project to him over the last few months."
     
    While Bono has helped Carney flesh out Sing Street's story, the director noted that the singer wasn't exactly pulling from his own experiences of forming U2 while still in high school. Still, Carney praised Bono's knack for story, which he believes comes not just from a love of film, but from his storied music career as well.
     
    "I think a lot of musicians know about story, because I think a gig is a story," Carney said. "And I think that an album is a story, and most people that write albums have some sense of a three act structure. So he's been very helpful with how much music he's done, but also I think he watches movies closely. He's been helpful with beginning with a strong opening scene and character development. He's just generally a guy that knows his movies."
     
    Carney added that Bono and the Edge won't appear in the movie itself, and while their official role or level of involvement remains to be seen, the director said they will likely serve as some sort of executive musical producers, and pen two or three tracks for the film. U2 certainly know a thing or two about writing for movies too: The band scored their second Oscar nod for Best Original Song last year for "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
     
     

     

  12. Bono will receive the first Cannes LionHeart Award, from Cannes Lions Intenational Festival of Creativity, for his work on (RED).

     

    “Bono has used his celebrity status to successfully establish a global brand, through which he has built unique relationships with other such brands, to raise awareness and funds for the fight against AIDS and achieve greater good for humankind,” says Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals. “We are delighted and privileged that Bono will share his inspirational story with our Cannes Lions delegates and we look forward to presenting him with the first Cannes LionHeart in recognition of his achievements.”

     

    Bono will be presented with the Cannes LionHeart on 21 June.

     

    Besides, Bono will join Jonathan Ive, Apple designer, in a conversation to discuss the success of (RED) and it’s collaboration with global partners.

     

    More info: Cannes Lion

     

  13. @true monica...

     

    who needs social media when you have a ton of real friends in the real world?!

     

    Old school is great when you are so loved...

     

    nothing beats meeting and greeeting the fans in person.

     

    however, it would be so incredible to get some tweets from them anyways....

     

    who wouldnt love a personal message straight form them?

     

    cant beat in person, but its still awesome to receive tweets.

     

    as an aside, im a big guns and roses fan....and bumblefoot did tweet me and so did dj ashba, as well as slash's wife perla...

     

    died and went to heaven...both at their shows and on twitter.

     

    rock and roll!

     

    Yes, agree.

    But unfortunately not everyone has the chance to meet them in person (like me).

    Edge has a twitter profile. He should use it again. It would be great!

  14. 800px-Windmill_Lane_Studio.jpg

     

    The all area of the legendary studio and an office block on Windmill Lane was sold last week to Hibernia REIT, an Irish property firm.

     

    The site, where is U2’s studio, was taken by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority a decade ago.

     

    U2 recorded their first albums on Windimill Lane.

     

    Hiberbia REIT is planning to develop offices and residential units.

     

     

    More info: Independent.ie

     

  15. It's funny when you say that they should report only things which worth to be reported but it's very easy to find fans complaining about the lack of news and saying fan sites are much better than U2.com.

    I agree that not everything can be posted here but it would be good to have more news and to be in touch with the band. Like I said, for example, only a photo in studio could attract fans attention.

    In my humble opinion, I think it would great if they (not only band members but also U2 staff) get involved into this to create a better relationship between the band and the fans via Internet.

  16. Does a band like U2 need social networking to gain more interest and sell more records? Probably not. Don't see the fuss about it myself. It's U2. Over 30 years of being in the business and all of a sudden they should take advantage of Social Networking? 

     

    Mac, they said they want to be relevant among young people, they said they don't want to continue their career only based in the old hits, they said they want to be played in the radios again, they said they want to be n. 1 in the charts again... However, they didn't achieve any of these things with the last album (No Line), which was considered a flop.

     

    I don't think No Line is a bad album, there are great songs there. Maybe 'Boots' shouldn't be the first single, some people say they did a wrong strategy... whatever, there are many possibilities.

     

    So something has to be changed. Any communication team is aware of how Internet can help our job. I'm not saying if they use more social media, they'll sell more albums. But we can't close our eyes to it. Those are the 'new rules'. If they want to beat Beyonce or Coldplay, they have to use better the Internet, which is an important tool in our world.

     

    Why not use it? If they did it in the right way, making plans... it's a great addition to their strategy of marketing. It's not hard to do it and doesn't need much money (despite this is no problem for them). I would be very surprised to know Guy Oseary is against all of this because it's just the opposite of everything I've learnt.

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    Spicy, this week it's 'quite calm' in São Paulo... only the 'ordinary problems' of a big city.

     

    The bus strike is over here but it's happening now in other cities, like Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.

     

    There are rumours that underground (subway) will stop next week in São Paulo. So more problems are coming... and it's only 15 days until the World Cup.

    do you think that the people will suceed in gaining world wide media attention to solve their problems with housing?

     

    what are the problems that you forsee coming?

     

    are you safe?

     

     

    I'm ok, only a flu now... it's getting cold here.

     

    But I really don't know what can happen during the World Cup. There will be protests in a lot of cities and people will try to do it near the stadiums. Of course police won't let that happen, so that's when the violence comes. This actually happened yesterday in Brasilia, people tried to go to the place where the cup was (it's happening the tour of the cup around the country and people can visit it) and once again the protest ended with violence. 

     

    I think you're right, people want to call media attention. The whole world will be watching us in the next month.

     

    There are many problems in Brazil and what's worst is that we have the highest taxes in the world!! But unfortunately this money is not used for the people. Corruption is out of control, so people are angry and tired of this bad situation.

  18.  This reminds me of the hype around that 'almost a snippet of Ordinary Love'-Fiasco...What a bad joke !

     

    And Tiesto, too. 

     

     

    I can't understand why they don't want to talk about their work. I did myself blogs / social media for Brazilians artists... it's so important for the image of the band and to spread news. 

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