If I was in their place I don’t know what I would have done. I keep reading about planes being stuck on the runway for hours and I find it horrifying. Imagine being stuck on the airport tarmac for a duration longer than the actual flight back home.
Lebanese actress-director Nadine Labaki on Sunday was awarded the Francois Chalet prize for her film “Halla2 Lawen” (Where Do We Go Now?). The prize is awarded annually for best feature film. Labaki won the trophy under the “Un Certain Regard” category, which contained the event’s second largest pool of competitors.
This is great news for Nadine Labaki but I am curious as to why this award is not shown on the Cannes Festival official website. The movie is showing under the official selection for the mentioned category but it is no where to be seen under the 2011 awards section, nor is Nadine Labaki’s name. [Link]
Obama’s limo nicknamed “The Beast” was revealed in 2009 and is supposed to be the world’s most indestructible limo. It has 8in thick armor-plated doors, its own oxygen supply, pump-action shotguns, night-vision cameras, Obama’s own personal storage of blood, Kevlar-reinforced tires that are puncture and shred-resistant, and special steel wheels that can drive without the tire attached.
Yet with all these features and it got stuck on a ramp! [YouTube]
Two deaths and three injuries were the result of the accident that occurred yesterday in Mazraat Yachouh when a truck lost its brakes and crashed into four cars. One of those cars was my friend’s uncle’s car who was lucky enough to escape with minor damage to the car.
This is not the first major accident on that stretch of road and I wonder how many deaths are needed before officials make a move. Maybe they are waiting for a real tragedy like a bus full of children or elderly men and women?
Amendments on laws related to honor killings in Lebanon proposed by Kataeb MP Sami Gemayel on the 8th of May 2011 were accepted yesterday. This is quite the achievement as those laws were truly insulting to all Lebanese, not just its women.
The old law basically stated that if a man were to surprise his wife or one of his female relatives in bed with someone, and committed a crime against them, it would not be considered as a first degree murder but an “honor killing” and would receive a lower sentence. If you want to read more on the matter check [Here]
I don’t know why this didn’t get a lot of media coverage even though it is a major step forward in modernizing our archaic laws on women rights in Lebanon.
Naharnet is at last revamping their website. You can check out the new design by clicking [Here]. It’s still in beta but so far it’s a major improvement when compared to the old one. However, I didn’t like the Breaking News & Live News boxes since they occupy a lot of space and contain multiple information in them that keeps rotating. I prefer the new DailyStar better although both are actually very similar.
A 40 years old lady was rescued after she fell inside a well in the village of Darb el Sim located in South Lebanon. The woman was slightly injured and is expected to recover soon which is great but the story doesn’t end here.
While the team was rescuing the trapped woman, one of the dispatched “experts” to the scene was standing on the crane when he tripped and fell off and injured himself lol. [Link]
The ironic part is that instead of revolting against their municipalities and doing something to stop this pollution, the people in Zouk are actually building new apartments facing the power plant and selling them at crazy prices, and the worst part of all is that people are buying!