As some 4,000 Lebanese take 3G for a test-drive this month, battles continue to rage between the Telecommunications Ministry and Cedarcom, an Internet Service Provider petitioning for the technologyâ€™s suspension.
Cedarcom has taken legal action against the ministry, alleging that the government had not taken the proper legal routes to release the new service. [DailyStar]
I don’t know who’s right or wrong in this case, but I hope both parties reach some sort of agreement on this matter as it is unacceptable that we keep connections as they are.
It would be nice to hear Cedarcom’s feedback since they read the blog before we hear Sehnaoui tonight.
Looks like the migration to 3G has been stopped. [Link]
What a terrible loss for the UAE national football team!
The Emirati winger Theyab Awana was involved in a fatal accident when his car crashed into a truck on Sunday after leaving the national team’s camp, while his brother remains in hospital. [Source]
For those of you who follow the blog, he’s the UAE football star who shot the penalty with his back heel in a friendly against Lebanon, causing a controversy. [Link]
Quite shocking to hear such news specially that Nour was very active and fighting for quite some time the unjust accusations by the Military Court against him. You can read more about this case [Here].
Nour Merheb is a Lebanese Human Rights and Strategic Nonviolent activist.
Nour left a message on his Facebook around 3:30 am showing he intended to take his own life and apparently left a video explaining why he wants to end his life. [DailyStar]
Honestly, I find suicide as the easy way out of life’s problems and can never understand it.
May he rest in peace and may God bless his soul.
I can’t believe the Lebanese police just found out about those theaters. I’ve been hearing about those for years.
Maybe one of the movies included the use of Chawarma Djej and offended them.
I woke up to what sounded like a truck crashing into a wall. I wasn’t too far off; it was the sound of a truck breaking the concrete wall of our building, knocking over an electricity pole, crashing into the parking lot, totaling 1 car, damaging another one and bending the gate of the building.
The driver jumped out of the cabin Indiana Jones style right before the crash. Thankfully no one was hurt.
HSBC has embarked on a major global restructuring program that will include its operations in Lebanon, a banking source told The Daily Star Friday. â€œHSBC branches in Lebanon will eventually witness some restructuring as part of the plan set by the administration in London,â€ the source said. [Daily Star]
This piece of news came out two weeks ago and it seems they’ve already started closing down the Verdun branch.
Food For The Poor, Inc. is a Christian charity that provides food, health, social, economic, and emergency relief services in 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The nonprofit organization helps those most in need through feeding, housing, medical assistance, education, water projects, micro-enterprise programs, and emergency relief operations. Food for the Poor was co-founded by Ferdinand Mahfood and his brother, Robin Mahfood, in 1982, which are both of Lebanese descent.
You can’t get a better name than that as CEO of “Food for the Poor” lol!
It is quite sad how setting stupid Guinness records gets more coverage in Lebanon than having for the first time ever a swimmer in the Olympic Games.
Lebanese swimmer Katya Bachrouche has secured a spot at the next Olympic Games in London in 2012 after setting a new record in the 400-meter freestyle event for Lebanon, a first in the countryâ€™s history. [Article]
Mabrouk for Katya and for Lebanon!
Knowing that she doesn’t live or study in Lebanon, you can read more about Katya [Here].
PS: I hope the government is financing her trip, not letting her go on her own expenses like they always do.
PS2: Chahe emailed me that the Olympics are in 2012, not 2011. It seems the Daily Star got the date wrong unless there’s some pre-Olympics qualifying round a year earlier.
Via The Lebaneseinnercircle