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Week In Review: October 13, 2020

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As always, AtU2 brings you the latest in U2 news.

 

Bono “In Final Stages Of Writing Memoirs”

According to an article written by Eithne Shortall in UK paper The Times, Bono must be close to finishing his autobiography, which will be published internationally by Penguin Random House. Paul McGuinness helped negotiate the book deal, which was originally sent to several international publishers. The memoirs were supposed to be released in mid-2019, but at the time McGuinness said Bono was still working on them, writing everything himself without assistance from a ghost writer. It appears McGuinness won’t be joining Bono on a writing mission of his own, saying he has no interest in writing his own memoirs because much of what would be interesting for people to know was actually private: “The relationship between five men working together for nearly 40 years was very intimate and private.”

 

40th Anniversary Limited Edition White Vinyl Boy To Be Released On Black Friday

This year, Boy turns 40. To mark the occasion, the album will be released on Black Friday, November 27, as a limited-edition white vinyl for Record Store Day. Only 10,000 copies will be produced; the album also includes a double-side poster and a lyrics/credits insert. For more info on Record Store Day, see the official website.

 

Bono Congratulates Dr. Fauci On Becoming The 2020 Federal Employee Of The Year

On October 5, Dr. Anthony Fauci was named 2020 Federal Employee of the Year, the top honor of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. These awards are presented each year by the non-profit organization Partnership for Public Service to recognize innovation and leadership in the U.S. federal government. 

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, Dr. Fauci is the world’s leading expert on infectious diseases. Over the past 50 years, he has been an advisor to six presidential administrations, and this year he was at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.

Many celebrities congratulated the winner during the awards ceremony; among them was Bono, who contributed a short video message: “Dr. Fauci’s work has literally saved millions of lives. Tony, we love you, we honor you, we thank God for you. Tonight, we give you our deepest thanks.”

You can see his video here at 9:19: youtu.be/m9E2Db7o5ok

 

Edge On Judge’s Panel For Leading Women In Tech Award

Globant, a company offering innovative technology solutions, is launching the global Globant Awards: Women That Build Edition, recognizing leading women in tech. The awards fall in three categories (Technology Executive, Game Changer, and Rising Star).

Our very own Edge is one of the judges on the award’s panel. He’s representing Endeavour Ireland, an organization that supports businesses in Ireland and Northern Ireland that have a proven potential for rapid expansion. Edge is a member of the Endeavour’s Board of Directors.

 

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