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For All German Football Fans In Lebanon

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We all know that there are a lot of German fans in Lebanon, but there hasn’t been an official fan club up until this year. This being said, the German Football Fans Facebook Group was founded back in May 2014 and has gathered over 9000 fans till now. Moreover, they’ve managed to reserve two football courts with the help of the German Embassy in Beirut where German fans can go to watch the games on huge LED screens.

The two courts are open for all the fans throughout the World Cup and can fit up to 3000 people per game. Entrance fees are for 15,000LL (2 drinks (soft or beer) + snackers) or 20,000LL (2 drinks (soft or beer) + 1 Sandwich (4 options) + snackers) which are reasonable fees. There’s also a section for those who want to smoke Arguile which I disapprove of to be honest.

I usually like to watch the games at home but I think I will join all the German fans for a game or two at the courts.

The football courts are located at LEFC Arena in Mkalles. To know more about the event and get directions, check [Here].

Red Bull King Of The Rock Lebanon 2014

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For all street basketball fans, the Red Bull King Of The Rock is back for its third consecutive year in Lebanon. It’s a 1 on 1 game and basketball in its purest form. Qualifiers will take place on June 13,14, 20 and 21. The Final will be held at an unusual place, the abandoned Marche du Pont in Zouk on Saturday the 28th of June at 8:30PM.

The winner will get to represent Lebanon at the Red Bull King of the Rock World Finals in the prison exercise yards of Samasana Island on September 6.

Last year I was out of Lebanon and this year I will be out of the country during the first weekend of qualifiers, but hopefully I will be at Rebound on Saturday 21 for the second round of qualifiers. Check out more details on the event [Here].

See you all there!

QUALIFIERS:
– Friday 13th of June – Sagesse University, Furn El-Chebak

– Saturday 14th of June – Mocean, Kaslik

– Friday 20th of June- Balamand Univeristy, Koura [King Of The Rock + Queen Of The Rock]

– Saturday 21st of June – Rebound, Jdeideh [King Of The Rock + Queen Of The Rock]

Registration is at 4:00 PM, games start at 5:00 PM.

FINALS:
Finalists will play at MARCHE DU PONT, ZOUK on Saturday the 28th of June at 8:30PM.

Ellie Goulding Live At Biel On July 23

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I think I kept listening to “Lights” for a whole month once it came out and I still listen to it every now and then. I also like “Burn” and “I Know You Care” and of course “I Need your love” with Calvin Harris.

I am glad MIX FM are bringing her to Beirut as the lineup of foreign artists coming this summer to Lebanon kinda sucks. So far I am seriously considering going to Ellie Goulding and Stromae.

You can get tickets for Goulding [Here].

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Remembering Samir Kassir

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Samir Kassir was assassinated on June 2, 2005, in Beirut, when a bomb placed under his car was detonated. The tragic death of this journalist and writer was one of many attempts to silence Lebanese free thinkers, put an end to the Independence Intifada, and prevent Beirut’s winds of liberty from spreading across the region. Samir Kassir, who wrote Beirut’s history, has therefore become a part of this history.

The model of intellectual renaissance embodied by Samir Kassir during his life and at the moment of his death, through his articles and academic research, has placed him at the avant-garde of Lebanese and Arab opinion leaders who have paid their life to fight tyranny and lead their country to freedom and independence. [Source]

#BreakingBarriersLebanon: Michael Haddad Defying Disability To The Top Of Raouché’s Rock

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Michael Haddad is a young Lebanese who lost control of 75% of his body after a jet-ski accident 26 years ago and stays standing up with his two crutches and a 15-kilogram steel exoskeleton. Despite all that, he has already succeeded in walking 19 kilometers between the Cedars of Bcharre and the Cedars of Tannourine and now wants to climb to the top of the Raouche Rock on June 8 which happens to be World Oceans Day.

Michael is a great guy and an inspiration to us all. Let’s wish him the best of luck!

AUB Outdoors 2014

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Ever since I was an AUB student, I enjoyed going to the AUB outdoors as it’s a lot of fun and it’s great walking around the AUB campus and meeting with your old buddies. This year’s theme is “Take me to New York” and looks like a lot of fun. There’s Nemr Abou Nassar, Comedy Night, VRL live, my good friend Gino hosting the event and Who Killed Bruce Lee and Meen entertaining the crowds with their awesome music.

AUB Outdoors are taking place on May 24th and 25th from 10 Am to 10 PM. Check out more details [Here].

Lezem Fashion Show

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I don’t usually post about fashion shows but this one is a different one as it doesn’t only showcase the work of young talented Lebanese but also uses the collective funds of the event in order to benefit the Lebanese society”. In fact, the funds collected from this fashion show will be donated to Basmeh and Zeitooneh, an NGO aimed at helping under-privileged people of all nationalities across camps in Lebanon.

If you wish to know more about Lezem, check their FB page [Here].