Unfortunately both our athletes Karen Chammas and Zain Shaito lost today. Karen had a tough matchup against a 33 year old dutch who serves in the navy, while Zain lost to Chinese Jun Zhu.
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I could be wrong but this doesn’t look safe at all to me.
Picture taken from LorientLeJour
Best of luck to both young athletes!
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Did you know that Lebanon won 2 Bronze medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing? Did you know that both medals were won by the same person (Edward Maalouf) ? Did you know that he received very little support from Lebanese Authorities (Plane ticket + Tracksuit) ? Did you know that he did not receive official recognition other than congratulations from the Lebanese ambassador to China? Did you know that he will compete in this year’s Paralymics as well? Did you know that he is sponsored by the British Embassy in Beirut only? I’ll leave you to be the judge.
One of the cars the driver crashed into after he lost control of his vehicle
Every Saturday night, a group of Lebanese drivers gather around with their “Powered by Abou Koko” pimped cars at the start of the Marina Dbayyeh road (the long straight that gets you to Chopsticks, Schtrumf, Fuddruckers and newly open LVD (Latest Version Diner), block the road with their cars and start racing.
It’s been happening for over 3 years now and no one’s doing anything to stop it, not even the ISF whose headquarters are at the end of the road ironically. Two days ago, one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle and hit several cars and few spectators standing on the side, killing one and injuring many. He was also killed as a result of the accident. [Link]
It’s not enough that we have to deal with crazy drivers on the highway, now we have to worry as well about drag racers. Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against drag racing or drifting but unless there’s a place dedicated to such types of races, just like in the KSA and some Gulf countries, Lebanese drivers racing on crowded roads and highways should be put in jail for 3 months at least or have their driving license confiscated for the same period.
Since both suggestions are not possible in Lebanon, a quick and practical, yet silly, solution would be to add bumps every 200 meters on that road. That ought to stop them from racing there.
Maybe RedBull should consider organizing a drag race in Lebanon and the region along with its annual car park drift.
According to this article, a member of the Egyptian Olympic delegation was smoking a Hookah in his hotel room which triggered the fire alarm and caused the evacuation of the whole hotel in the Olympic city. As a result, the local authorities sent a warning to the Egyptian delegation.
I am not sure which is funnier, the hookah story or the fact that Egypt gave its Olympics Athletes Chinese Knockoffs.
Speaking of Hookah, check out the first version of the Hookah Olympics soon to be introduced in the Middle East. Lebanon would definitely win a gold medal or two in those Olympics.
I bought all the SLCHI episodes few months back but didn’t have time to upload them yet. I am not sure if it is legal to do so anyway. We will have to ask Naim Halawi about that.
Elisa Di Francisca of Italy defeated Lebanese Mona Shaito in the Round of 32 and advanced to win the Gold Medal.
Here’s an update on the Lebanese athletes competing at the Olympics:
I will keep updating the post as soon as there are new results. Best of luck to all our athletes!
I hope he doesn’t end up in courts like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange did.
Twenty-one-year-old college student Nadim Kobeissi is from Canada, Lebanon and the internet. He is the creator of Cryptocat, a project â€œto combine my love of cryptography and cats”. Cryptocat is an encrypted web-based chat. Itâ€™s the first chat client in the browser to allow anyone to use end-to-end encryption to communicate without the problems of SSL, the standard way browsers do crypto, or mucking about with downloading and installing other software. For Kobeissi, that means non-technical people anywhere in the world can talk without fear of online snooping from corporations, criminals or governments. [Link]
Joseph Chacra & Sons â€“ The Warner Bros. Licensee of the region decided to postpone the release of â€œThe Dark Knight Risesâ€, the latest Batman movie that is showing worldwide on July 20th. The new release date in the MENA region is August 16th. Which is 24 days behind the international date, the reasons theyâ€™re claiming behind this delay are: Ramadan being a slow season for them with 45% drop in sales + Watching movies in Ramadan is Haram for Muslims (according to them as well).
An online campaign by Blogger Moey has failed so far to make Warner Bros Middle East change their minds about the release date. I don’t think they will listen to any of us to be honest, but it’s quite strange to delay the release of movies such as Batman by 24 days. It will probably be available online and in illegal DVD stores in few days time now and that will surely cause a drop in sales as well.
Best of luck to all our athletes!
Fadi Tannous will surely be missed by the Lebanese team.
The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony was something out of this word and the part where Mr.Bean showed up was hilarious!
PS: That’s the best video I found so far, I will upload a better once as soon as it’s available.