How Do We Pronounce “GIF” in Lebanon?

What is the right way to pronounce “GIF”? The creator of the Graphics Interchange Format Steve Wilhite said it's pronounced JIF not GIF. The Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster proclaimed both pronunciations are acceptable. Stack Overflow even did a survey recently, that was examined by the Economist, asking over 50,000 users in nearly 200 countries a long list of questions, including one that tackled the pronunciation of GIF, and over 65% said they pronounced GIF…

#SorryIDrowned: A 6-minute Poignant Film by Médecins Sans Frontières

The estimated death toll among migrants in the Mediterranean reached at least 5,000 last year, a new high according to UN agencies. Unfortunately, this is not stopping hundreds of thousands of people, including many from Tripoli, fleeing war and despair from trying to reach Europe illegally. More than 20,000 people were rescued last year by Médecins Sans Frontières . I shared the full film below. It is worth noting that the words in the film…
Baladi

World Economic Forum: 9 Lebanese Starts Ups Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

8 months ago
The World Economic Forum has teamed up with the International Finance Corporation to bring us the top 100 Arab World startups that are shaping the future in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). ...
Health

When You Google Smoking in Lebanon

8 months ago
I was just watching a disturbing video showing a young kid asking her mother to pass her the Arguile, which the loving and thoughtful mother does! This may be shocking to many but the sad ...
Fun

Karl Sharro’s Guide to the Middle East Conflict

9 months ago
CNN interviewed Lebanese Cartoonist and satirist Karl Sharro (KarlRemarks) and asked him about his confused person’s guide to the Middle East. The “simple” diagram which Karl drew in 2015 illustrates the region’s alliances and hatreds. ...
Lebanon

I’m Taking Part in MEA’s Digital Networking Event in Sharm el Sheikh

9 months ago
Middle East Airlines is organizing its first digital networking event this year in Sharm el Sheikh and I’m gladly taking part in it and taking my wife and kid with me as well. There are ...
Business

Ex-PM Najib Mikati Tops Lebanon’s Billionaires For 2017

10 months ago
Forbes’ 2017 Billionaires list is out and this year’s list was topped by Bill Gates ($86 Billion) followed by Warren Buffett ($75.6 Billion) and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in third spot with $72.8 Billion. As far ...
Fun

Global Fire Power 2016 Report: Lebanon Ranked 68th out of 126, KSA Third Worldwide

10 months ago
Globalfirepower published a list featuring countries ranked by their military budgets for the year 2015. The info is not 100% accurate but it pretty much gives you an estimate of where Arab countries stand in ...
Art

Lebanese Women Entrepeneurs Highlighted in #Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness Initiative

11 months ago
Facebook recently launched the #SheMeansBusiness global program to train and inspire women entrepreneurs on using Facebook and Instagram as platforms for their businesses. They are partnering with organizations in the UAE and Egypt to enable ...
Business

Harvard Business Review: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

11 months ago
HBR recently published a research showing how Arab immigrants have made major contributions to American science and technology. The aim is to document the extent of Arab contributions to American innovation at times where the ...
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