Sagesse (Hekmeh) Players Went on Strike Over Non-Payment of Salary

I was told by a friend who's a loyal Sagesse fan that the players have stopped going to practice since Thursday until they get paid. Hekmeh players only got paid once this entire season and the team apparently still owes some players money from last year. The team is currently in 7th position and has lost 7 of its last 9 games. Hekmeh's nightmare season doesn't seem to be getting any better, despite winning the…

With or Against Cancelling The Brevet Official Exams in Lebanon?

MPs Serge Torsarkissian and Nadim Gemayel submitted last week a law draft to cancel the Brevet official exams. Their argument is that the certificate no longer matches the development pace of the curriculum in Lebanese schools. I am for cancelling the Brevet exams as long as they are replaced by another type of exam or middle-year programs. However, the real problem in Lebanon is not with the exam itself but with the widespread cheating during…
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Who Doesn’t Want a Better Internet in Lebanon?

8 months ago
Speedtest on a 4MB DSL Ogero connection in Beirut The Lebanese government has been busy investigating illegal internet companies for the past couple of weeks. We are talking about large communication devices and towers installed ...
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Cancerous Wheat: Lebanon’s Food Safety Scandal Refuses To Go Away

8 months ago
Health Minister Wael Abu Faour first states that wheat entering Lebanon failed to match safety standards, and that few samples contain cancer-causing substances, then Economy Ministry Alain Hakim comes out and says that the results ...
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Lebanese Student Suspended For Two Days For Dyeing Her Hair

8 months ago
A student called Racha at Maghdouche high school(?) was apparently suspended for two days for dying her hair. The school principal wrote a letter to the parents saying that the girl violated Articles 37 and ...
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USJ Fires (Intern) After “Insensitive” Instagram Picture

8 months ago
Update: the girl is a mid-wife not a nurse. The girl who posted a selfie with a terrible caption on Instagram earlier today got fired from Hotel Dieu de France, as posted by USJ on ...
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9gag Just Compared Lebanon’s Garbage Crisis To a Scene from Idiocracy

8 months ago
As if CNN and The Guardian’s reports weren’t embarrassing enough, 9gag just compared Lebanon’s garbage crisis to a scene from Idiocracy. Beware fellow Lebanese, the great garbage avalanche is coming upon us. Some Lebanese 9gag ...
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#BeirutShutdown: What’s Happening Tomorrow is a Mistake

8 months ago
#YouStink just announced that they will be go on with their plan to block roads and shut the capital for a few hours starting 6:30am. The roads that will be closed are as follows: 1- ...
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Garbage Crisis in Beirut Back in The Old Days

8 months ago
This is an old interview with an AUB student (Engineer) talking about a garbage crisis at the time (Not sure about the year), and asking people to wrap their garbage properly and not throw them ...
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How is Saudi Arabia a Better Country for Women than Lebanon?

9 months ago
An Online campaign shedding the light on women rights in Arab countries. International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 in Lebanon and around the world every year. It is a a global day celebrating ...
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