Ever since I woke up this morning and people have been talking to me about that guy who found a metal nail inside his Tarboosh (Ras el Abed). I read the whole thread, including Gandour’s responses and claim that his story is a fabricated one.
Since they’ve decided to settle this offline, I won’t comment further on the story but honestly speaking, I seriously doubt Gandour would let such a thing happen and I would have taken this matter offline with them as it’s probably the shop’s mistake (assuming the guy’s story is not a fake one of course).
Here’s a [cool guide] to the Lebanese Presidential elections prepared by Domhnall O’Sullivan from Executive Magazine.
Migrants to the United States are responsible for sending almost a quarter of the global total of intentional remittances. While the countries with the biggest flows are Mexico, India and China, Lebanon is in 14th position and sent over 1.5 Billion Dollars in the year 2012.
The map was done by Pew Research Center based on data from the World Bank.
Read the full article [Here].
Two tigers and one lion were rescued today by Animals Lebanon from a private zoo. These big cats were the only survivors as a lion, a cheetah and a tiger had died in the previous years after the owner refused to give them up. Now AnimalsLebanon need help to get them to the Tonga Terra d’Accueil sanctuary in France which offered to give them a home. In an ideal situation, the owner would be thrown in jail or fined for these practices and the concerned ministry would pay for these animals’ trips but that’s not the case unfortunately in Lebanon.
Having said that, you can either [donate] to help AnimalsLebanon or contact them if there’s any other way you could help with.
I got yesterday the official certificate of Adoption and the GPS coordinates for the Cedar Tree I planted in Kfardebian. Of course it will be years before the tree grows a bit but I love the initiative.
If you want to know how to adopt a Cedar tree, click [Here].
Rand Ghayad is a Lebanese Economist who will shortly be receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern University. He published a paper back in 2012, along with his doctoral adviser William Dickens, which offered a new take on long-term unemployment and found that “the long-term unemployed were qualified for jobs but were ranking lower than other potential candidates because of the length of time they had been out of the workforce”.
Rand’s paper was described by the Atlantic Post as “pioneering”, and was cited recently by US Senator Rand Paul, to which Ghayad responded. More importantly, this new theory on unemployment has caught the attention of US president Barack Obama who invited Ghayad to attend a meeting by Gene Sperling, Obama’s National Economics adviser.
For those interested in economics and the topic of unmeployment, here’s a [Link] to Ghayyad and Dickens’ paper, which was originally written for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
I am not sure how dumb you have to be to drive on the highway with your dog on the front hood.
The Hitchhike Girls are representing Lebanon at The “Red Bull Can You Make It” Adventure and need some support. I think what they’re doing is pretty awesome so it wouldn’t hurt to give them a boost and share their adventures.
I just finished watching that video everyone’s been sharing about Beirut’s Acting governor supposedly harassing a woman and I honestly have mixed feelings about. While it’s unfair what this woman is going through, she sounded like she’s flirting as well, given that we don’t know what happened the first time. She’s obviously laying a trap to the man but I don’t think that’s the best way to do it.
Anyway, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk has apparently taken “all necessary legal procedures” over the case which I hope will include at least the dismissal of the governor.
For those interested, you can check out the calendar and all the information needed [Here].
The Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is a long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon. It extends from Qbaiyat in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south, a 440 km path that transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitudes ranging from 600 to 2,000 meters above sea level. The LMT aims to showcase the natural beauty and cultural wealth of Lebanon’s mountains and to demonstrate the determination of the people of Lebanon to conserve their heritage. [LebanonTrail]