Under the patronage of the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Jean Kahwagi, the Rangers Regiment organizes the “Raid des Cèdres” Race in Ski Randonné and Raquette on 24/2/2013 at 5:00 a.m.
The Race will start at the Cedars of Tannourin and the finish line will be in the Cedars forest in Becharre. Sports teams from the Lebanese Army, Security Forces and UNIFIL in addition to civilian athletes, both females and males exceeding 16 years of age will b participating in the race. The gathering point is at the Cedars of Tannourine on 23/2/2013 at 18:00. [Source]
If you want to check the Race guidelines, click [Here].
Three guards were given a monetary award by Ashraf Rifi for preventing a massive escape attempt from the Roumieh Prison. The inmates had prepared four 17-meters ropes from the tower to the outer wall of the building and had already cut the iron bars that separate the building from the tower.
Now one would wonder why are we thanking and rewarding those guards for? After all they are doing their job, but when it comes to Roumieh, the guards are apparently so corrupt that it’s hard to find someone actually doing his job.
Having said that, I was thinking yesterday on how hard it is to set up an electric barbed wire around the prison with watch towers as it’s the easiest thing to prevent prison breaks but then I remembered 24/7 electricity is a luxury few people can afford in Lebanon.
The LykanHypersport is priced at 3,400,000 US dollars, making it the most exclusive and expensive sports car in the world, with only 7 units produced. I couldn’t find any news on the potential buyers but I am assuming the Qatari Emir already booked one to his name.
LykanHypersport 2013, the Arab world’s first high performance luxury sports car is all set to be introduced at the Qatar Motor Show, opening on the 29th January. Priced at $3.4 million, only seven units of the car will be produced making it the most exclusive sports car in the world. The salient features of the car are its uniqueness, high performance and luxury quotient. The car has the potential to go from 0 to 100 kms per hour in 2.8 seconds to reach the maximum speed of 390 kms per hour (242 mph), over 100 kmh (62 mph) faster than the take off speed of Airbus 380, the world’s largest commercial jet. [Source]
The exclusive car is the outcome of six years of hard work of distinguished names in the automotive industry including RUF automobile, Studiotorino, Viotti, Magna Steyr Italia and ID4MOTION; all of them Italy based, a land with the heritage of producing the most iconic sports cars. LykanHypersports 2013 by W Motors is said to make its first delivery in September this year and the seven lucky owners will be rewarded with a Special Edition Cyrus Klepcys watch, worth over $200,000. [Source]
Kholoud Succariyeh and Nidal Darwish’s request for civil marriage in Lebanon was not yet approved as Interior Minister Marwan Charbel referred the request to the Justice Ministry’s advisory panel who, and I am quoting him, “did not approve on it due to the absence of a law that regulates civil marriage” [Source].
Weirdly enough though, “Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi told An-Nahar that he was unaware of the advisory panel’s rejection of the civil marriage request” [NowLebanon].
I don’t know who’s telling the truth, but I think the President of the Republic Michel Sleiman should intervene and pressure Marwan Charbel to approve the request since he publicly expressed his support for legalizing civil marriage yesterday via Twitter.
For those who missed it, here are the steps Kholoud & Nidal took to attempt and register the first civil marriage in Lebanon. [Link]
Joe went to take few shots at the Zaitunay Bay with his DSLR but was not allowed to do so by one of the security guys. I’ve seen a lot of people taking pictures with their SLRs and Smart Phones there so it looks like security guys r not doing their job properly or one of them was having a bad day. This is the second time Joe is not allowed to take pictures in a place, after he was asked to stop taking pictures at ABC mall Achrafieh few months back.
I agree with him that it’s a silly rule from a marketing perspective as they should allow us to take pictures and promote the venue.