Soha Ghandour’s Tyre Photo Among iPhone Photography Awards 2018 Winners

The iPhone Photography Awards , a world wide competition aimed at recognizing photographers for their iPhone skills since 2008, revealed the 2018 list of winning photographers and photographs which included Lebanese Soha Ghandour. Soha is a self-taught photographer who was selected as a finalist of the Byblos Bank Photography Award back in 2016, after which she decided to become a full-time photographer. Ghandour's picture of Tyre was shot with an iPhone 5 and was awarded…

Labor Ministry To Enforce Employment of People with Disabilities By October 2018

The law stating that private sector companies must employ at least one person with special needs was enacted 18 years ago, but it hasn't been enforced until now or at least that's what the Minister of Labor is promising. According to , the Ministry of Labor, in cooperation with the The National Employment Office and the Ministry of Social Affairs are preparing lists of people with special needs and their qualifications. The law states that…

Hunting Season To be Extended – No Official Statement From Environment Minister Denying it

Despite efforts to enforce a new hunting law and force hunters to get new licenses, hunting crimes are still numerous in Lebanon and overhunting is undermining efforts of local NGOs. To make things worse, the Higher Council of Wild Hunting has recently recommended a 2-month extension to the hunting season, a request that has been denied by Lebanon's Environment Minister but no official statement was released rejecting it. Instead, the minister "said he was willing…

Beirut The Movie [2018] is Now Showing in #Lebanon

When the trailer for "Beirut" came out, almost everyone wanted that movie banned and I remember a certain ministry wanting to file a lawsuit against it. There was even a hashtag to boycott it and claiming Lebanon doesn't look that way, even though Beirut was pretty much "a sweaty hotbed of terrorism, savagery and barbarism" in the 1980s. The main arguments that the movie wasn't shot in Lebanon and has no Lebanese actors, but that…
Baladi

Ozzy Ehden: An Amazing Restaurant’s Message

5 days ago
Jacqueline Makari lost her son to illness and decided to open a restaurant and recruit only employees with mental health problems, to make Ozzy the first of its kind in Lebanon and send out an ...
Economics

Lebanon’s Inflation Rate at 6.5 Percent, Highest in Five Years

5 days ago
A deteriorating economy, alarming unemployment rates, a crumbling infrastructure, an ever increasing corruption rate and on top of all that increasing consumer prices. In this recent BLOM report, all components of the Consumer price index ...
Hotels

No Buyers For Beirut’s Iconic Holiday Inn?

6 days ago
Four years ago, I read that Beirut’s bullet-scarred Holiday Inn hotel was set to be auctioned in the coming months yet the hotel hasn’t found any buyers yet according to this recent article by LeCommerceduLevant. ...
Automotive

Turkey To Renovate Tripoli’s Train Station, China Wants to Revive it

6 days ago
It appears that Chinese investors are interested in reviving the long forgotten railway between Tripoli and Syria while The Turkish General Directorate of Monuments and Museums has signed a collaboration protocol with the General Directorate ...
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