Myriam’s murder was a true shock to all of us and devastating news to her parents and close ones. No one will ever be able to make up that huge loss for her family, yet I strongly believe it is the family’s responsibility to make sure justice takes its course, and behave like the true Christian Myriam was.
Myriam was not killed because she was a Christian. She was killed by a mentally unstable individual and a criminal. He did not kill her because she was Christian and he was a Muslim or a Syrian, he killed her because he’s a psychopath. Having said that, I urge everyone to stop turning this into a religious matter, stop inciting for more violence and simply pray for Myriam to let her rest in peace and help her family get over this difficult time.
I was on my home from the airport and was dropping a friend off to her car next to ABC Debayeh when I noticed thick smoke coming out from a building further down the road. So I drove up closer and noticed two fire trucks and people gathered outside Solet Tapis. I quickly parked the car and snapped these two shots before continuing back home. I didn’t see any flames while I was there so hopefully it’s not a big fire. It also smelled electrical.
I noticed the billboard for the new “Puss in Boots” while stuck in traffic on the seaside road. I wonder why they changed the name from Puss in boots to Cat in boots. I’ve seen posters for this movie in cinemas in Lebanon and they had the word puss in it. Is it because puss is one letter away from the female genital? (Keeping it PG-13). They should rename the movie “Feline in tall shoes”
I wish all stories end the way this one did. The victim was unhurt and the criminal caught. More importantly, people did not overreact and kill the man but waited for the cops to come. If only Myriam was that lucky!
Congratulations to Rida Antar and the Lebanese National Football team once again!
Lebanon registered a shocking 2-1 win against South Korea in the third phase of qualification for the 2014 World Cup finals in the Asian zone in Beirut on Tuesday, and at the heart of this extraordinary triumph was Roda Antar. [Goal.com]
I spotted a Christmas Factory under construction at ABC Mall Achrafieh on Sunday. I don’t know if it actually works or is just a display but it looked really cool. It should open within the next few days.
According to early reports from VOL radio, it is a weapons’ stockpile belonging to Hezbollah. Of course we will never know what’s the reason behind it because ISF & the Lebanese Army cannot go there yet.
I say it’s another alcohol-related bombing, as it definitely has nothing to do with security.
Lebanese woman Myriam al-Ashqar, 28, was found dead and soaked in blood Tuesday in a forestland located between the Keserwan towns of Sahel Alma and Harisa, LBC television reported.
It later appeared that she was killed by the janitor of the Our Lady of the Annunciation monastery in Baqloush, where she went to pray on Monday and where she used to pray several times every other week, LBC said.[Naharnet]
That’s the first time I hear about such a terrible crime in the Keserwan area and more specifically in a monastery. My condolences to Myriam’s family and fiance and hope she rests in peace.
PS: I hope those in charge of monasteries will start hiring people more responsibly from now on following this incident. I also don’t see the need for a janitor in a monastery.
Allegations include supplying electricity to non-university users over three decades, multi-million endowment fund losses, inflated retirement compensation packages, and shady drug supply practices at the universityâ€™s renowned Medical Center.
I am an AUB graduate yet I am shocked to read such accusations. This will definitely damage AUB’s reputation if it turns out to be true.
I am not fully aware of the report’s content but I hope it will cover the favoritism (Wasta) in the Financial Aid office that some parties used to benefit from on the expense of students truly in need.
The man behind the 500-pages report is Nabil Chartouni, a previous member of the board of trustees. He claims that “the irregularities occurred when he was a member of the board between May 2001 and March 2011″ and that “the universityâ€™s endowment fund has lost over 200 million dollars in the past 10 years due to mismanagement.”