Roswell is a Lebanese Alternative/Rock band located in Beirut-Lebanon.The band started in 2005,the first album “Reflections” was released in 2006.Second Album “Out Of Reach” is now available at all Virgin Megastores branches.
I honestly haven’t heard about Roswell until now. I think that video clip is very nicely done and the song is not bad at all. Members of the band are all Lebanese, Ghaith (Vocals/Rhythm Guitars), Fadi (Lead Guitars) and Ahmad (Drums). If you want to know more about them, check out their Facebook Group [Here].
Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui has been tweeting all day about the official launching of the Beirut Digital District, an innovative community with state-of-the-art infrastructure aiming at contributing to the economic development of Lebanon. This is the product of a “real partnership between the public and private sectors” as stated by PM Najib Mikati.
The first building opened is in Bachoura and is 5000m2. Six other buildings will follow and all will be provided with 4G speed and fiber optic internet connections by the Telecom ministry.
This is a great initiative but I hope high internet connections won’t be restricted to the Beirut area as other major cities are suffering from a rather slow service.
Margherita opened its branch in Jounieh around two months ago and I have to say it’s a great branch in terms of location. It’s a renovated old Lebanese house with a large terrace right on the sea. I visited it last week and took some pictures that I thought were worth sharing. If you want to read reviews on Margherita, check Mark and Chahe’s reviews [Here] and [Here].
The smoking ban law enters into force today in accordance with Law 174 and Shisha cafe owners in Antelias seem determined to be exempted from the law as they organized a sit-in today calling for amendments. [Link]
As I stated in my previous post, Arguile is the main problem in Lebanon not the cigarette and the government should have dealt with this matter more carefully. Antelias has more than 15 Shisha cafes in one street with few of them having outdoor areas.
The car-free day that took place in Achrafieh today between 8 am and 6 pm was a success and we can only hope other cities will follow example. I selected few pictures from the two albums uploaded on Achrafieh2020 website. [Albums]
I’ve heard of Anti-Pope protests due to the Vatican’s views on homosexuality, abortion, contraception or even Pope Benedict XVI’s comments on Islam, but organizing a protest due to some report on corruption and immorality in the Vatican seems to me a bit silly. What exactly are these people trying to prove? That out of all the people who visit Lebanon, the Pope is the last thing we need here? Really?
I am against banning the protest or threatening its organizers but I think there are far more important issues to protest against than corruption in the Vatican.
Pope benedict XVI will be visiting Lebanon on September 14th, and we intend to voice our frustration with his political deceit and lack of rectitude to the man himself (Peacefully). Join us if you are fed up with the Vatican’s corruption and immorality. Show the world that the Likes of Pope Benedict are the last thing we need in Lebanon, or anywhere for that matter. Please share the event and invite your friends. [Event]
Edward Maalouf will be the only Lebanese athlete competing at the Paralympic 2012 Games in London. Edward is an exceptional athlete who has received very little support from the Lebanese authorities throughout the years, yet has won 2 Bronze Medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008.
Edward will be competing in two cycling road events, the Men’s Individual H 2 Time Trial on September 5 [Link] and the Men’s Individual H 2 Road Race on September 7 [Link].
Let’s show him some support and hope he will bring back more medals.
Check out his Facebook Group [Here] and his blog [Here].
Edward Maalouf at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games