The court ruled in favor of Mark from 248am in Benihana’s lawsuit against him.
For those unaware of this lawsuit, Mark was sued by Benihana restaurant in Kuwait for having reported a bad experience he had at their restaurant. [Link]
Here’s an article from LorientLejour on the lawsuit. [Link]
This is great news for Mark and all bloggers!
PS: Now we can get back to critisizing restaurants safely.
Talk about bad news to kick off your day, though I was wondering what was going on in the old man’s head to commit suicide at 93.
Let’s hope some good news will follow.
CNN just released their “Ten must-read blogs from the Middle East” and both Maya and I have made the list! That’s pretty cool, check out the article [Here]
The Daily Star website has finally been redesigned! It’s the third time since it’s gone under a major redesigned since it was launched back in the late 90s but even after the second redesign though it still looked and felt like an outdated news site from the 90s. It seems the third time is the charm since the new site is a lot cleaner than before, easier to use and also easier to read.
But, the only reason the site is great is because the old site was horrible. I personally think the new site lacks any personality when say compared to gulfnews.com or arabianbusiness.com. The header says it’s still in “BETA” stage so there might be more changes coming. In any case, check out the redesigned site [Here]
It seems to me that someone wants to freak us all out. I didn’t even think of a way that the nuclear disaster in Japan could affect us, but “It is feared that nuclear traces from Fukushimaâ€™s leaking nuclear reactors, heavily damaged in Marchâ€™s devastating earthquake, could have spread to the Mediterranean and rained down on the region following heavy showers in recent days. ” [Link]
According to The National Council for Scientific Research, further analysis of the rain drops are expected to be completed Wednesday before reaching any conclusion.
Can anyone explain to me what are Roumieh inmates complaining about? Because all what I’ve read so far is that the reason that triggered all this mess was that they were deprived of their cell phones?
I still can’t believe they were allowed to have phones in the first place.
Add to that, most of them are among Lebanon’s most wanted criminals, either wanted for murder, terrorism, theft, drug trafficking etc …
A mother was on TV yesterday arguing on what’s wrong if her boy sells a bit of drugs since the government is doing worse things. What sort of nonsense is this?
Another 50 year old woman burned herself (WTF?!) asking to release her son from Roumieh. [Link]
Looking at the inside report that NowLebanon published, they are very well treated compared to foreign prisoners and given the crimes they’ve committed.
Last but not least, who’s brilliant idea is it to ignite fires inside the prison cells as a sign of protest?
In January 2011, the Saifi Institute for Arabic Language introduced â€œLetâ€™s talk dirty with Marc,â€ the first Arabic class to teach foreigners Lebanese curse words within a cultural context.
â€œOne of my students came to class one day after cursing an old man, who had called her a bad name. She immediately responded with the typical, â€˜your mother,â€™ and he was apparently dumbfounded. She was very proud of herself,â€ explained Ghazar.
We better watch out when cursing foreigners in Arabic from now on. [Link]
I just found out Shankaboot won an Emmy last night at the International Emmy Awards held in Cannes. It’s the first Emmy win for Lebanon and one that I think is well deserved. [Link]
In case you don’t know what Shankaboot is click [Here]
Several inmates clashed with wardens after a protest against “transfer and routine inspection procedures” inside Roumieh prison turned violent on Saturday. [News]
I was watching a Basketball game on LBCI when they stopped the broadcast and turned to Roumieh prison to follow up on the prisons. It seems there’s been some heavy clashes between the army and prisons but what caught my attention was that a prisoner actually called LBCI and told them what is happening in the middle of all the action. He had a TV in his cell and a cell phone as well. TVs are maybe available to privileged prisoners but since when are cell phones allowed in jail?
Yet another Guinness Book set by another Lebanese. This time it is The House of Mouawad, a renowed Lebanese jewerly group, that created the the worldâ€™s most expensive purse priced at $3.8 Million dollars.
The purse contained:
105 yellow diamonds.
56 pink diamonds.
18k of Gold.
It took 10 skilled artisans to make this year in 8800 hours.
Some are calling it a waste of diamonds. [Link]