Category Archives: Lebanon

Boobs More Important Than Bombs In Lebanon

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Lebanese Alpine Skiers Chirine Njeim and Jacky Chamoun

It looks like Jacky Chamoun’s controversy is not over yet as Caretaker Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami wants to launch an investigation into her case in order to, wait for it, “protect Lebanon’s reputation”.

Can you imagine what other countries are saying about us now after seeing one of our athletes pose topless for a ski-theme calendar?? Can you imagine the reaction of Germans, French and the Americans when they know about this scandal? Can you imagine how embarrassed the Russians and the Head of Olympic Committee (Read that it’s hilarous) would be by this discovery and the impact it will have on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics?

This whole thing is beyond ridiculous from the start and asking for an investigation made things even worse. If you want to investigate anything Mr. Karami, check the following documentaries of your hometown Tripoli [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] that were prepared by Vice and see how you can help your own people, because I assure you, the weekly bombs and daily clashes are what’s ruining Lebanon’s reputation, not Jackie’s boobs.

What Jackie Chamoun Had To Say

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You don’t need to apologize for anyone. We love you and wish you the best of luck in your upcoming races!

I just want to make it clear to everyone who commented, shared the photos that appeared on the net in Lebanon yesterday. Yes I did photos for an Austrian ski calendar with other professional athletes 3 years ago. The photos of the photoshoot are not like the actual images that are now circulating on the net. The video and photos that you are now seeing are part of the making off, the preparation, it wasn’t supposed to go public. Anyways, I want to apologize to all of you, I know that Lebanon is a conservative country and this is not the image that reflects our culture. I fully understand if you want to criticise this.

Now that I’m at the Olympic Games, these photos that I never saw before are being shared. It is sad. All I can ask to each of you who saw this, is to stop spreading it, it will really help me focusing on what is really important now: my trainings and race. [Source]

Jacky Chamoun Is Hot And She Knows It!

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Jacky Chamoun is a Lebanese Alpine Skier and is currently representing Lebanon at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. She happens to be very sexy as well and posed last year topless for a ski-theme calendar taken by six-time Mexican Olympic skier Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe.

For some reasons, the news just got to the Lebanese Media, even though it’s been out for at least 10 days and it is even mentioned on Jacky’s profile on the Sochi 2014 website.

There’s a video of her photo session being shared online but I won’t bother share it. She’s representing Lebanon, she’s hot and free to do whatever she likes so Good Luck to you Jacky!

Five Lebanese Among The World’s Richest Arabs In 2013

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Arabian Business released their yearly list of the world’s richest Arabs and five Lebanese made the top 50 list:

Joseph Safra (New Entry)
Rank: 8
Wealth: $7.5 billion

Taha Mikati
Rank: 25 (Up 6 ranks)
Wealth: $3.5 billion

Najib Mikati
Rank: 27 (Up 6 ranks)
Wealth: $3.4 billion

Saad Hariri
Rank: 29 (Down 7 ranks)
Wealth: $3.3 billion

The Hayek Family
Rank: 32 (Down two ranks)
Wealth: $3.2 billion

Check out the full list [Here].

PS: I had no clue who Joseph Safra is, but apparently he’s the richest banker in the world.

via Mark

Lebanese Jamil Rima’s RPC Reactor Can Turn Garbage Into Carbon

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Dr. Jamil Rima is a Lebanese professor and inventor who came up with a reactor called RPC that takes any piece of garbage and turns it into carbon, which later on can be transformed into clean fuel. I heard that Rima tested out his new machine in Sassine and that it was successful but I didn’t hear much about it till Matt from NowLebanon interviewed him.

In the interview, Dr. Rima is saying he’s had serious talks with Sukleen and few ministers and that things should kick off soon.

NOW: How much does the reactor cost?

Rima: We paid around $250,000 to build our prototype. But I think the price will go down.

NOW: Is it safe for the environment?

Rima: It is 100 percent environmentally friendly. In our system of carbonization, you have pressure inside so you eliminate 100 percent the combustion [and the resulting pollutants]. With our system, nothing is emitted into the atmosphere.

NOW: Will you focus only on selling this reactor to private industry or will you try to sell it to the Lebanese government also to help lower the country’s fuel bill?

Rima: We are trying to install a 3.5-ton-capacity system in the south of Lebanon, for the municipality of Ain Ebel, a small village there. We will service not only Ain Ebel, but it will service 100,000 thousand people. It can treat 100 tons of trash a day. The carbon can be used in the house for heating, it can be used for barbeques. The carbon comes out of the reactor as a power, and you have to press the powder into shapes to burn it. But industries like cement can burn the carbon powder as is.

NOW: Who else are you talking to?

Rima: I had a discussion with Sukleen, maybe we can do something with them. I have some connections with Saudi Arabia, with the son of the king. I have some connections with Kuwait. I’m looking to do something, to develop. I think this technology will take off fast. I’ve had talks with the Lebanese government, but they are busy. They are interested. A lot of ministers in Lebanon called me and I discussed with them. I think we will start. Soon. I think.

I found this video back from 2012 but I am not sure if that’s the same machine Rima is talking about. It looks like it though.