Congratulations to Rida Antar and the Lebanese National Football team once again!
Lebanon registered a shocking 2-1 win against South Korea in the third phase of qualification for the 2014 World Cup finals in the Asian zone in Beirut on Tuesday, and at the heart of this extraordinary triumph was Roda Antar. [Goal.com]
According to early reports from VOL radio, it is a weapons’ stockpile belonging to Hezbollah. Of course we will never know what’s the reason behind it because ISF & the Lebanese Army cannot go there yet.
I say it’s another alcohol-related bombing, as it definitely has nothing to do with security.
Lebanese woman Myriam al-Ashqar, 28, was found dead and soaked in blood Tuesday in a forestland located between the Keserwan towns of Sahel Alma and Harisa, LBC television reported.
It later appeared that she was killed by the janitor of the Our Lady of the Annunciation monastery in Baqloush, where she went to pray on Monday and where she used to pray several times every other week, LBC said.[Naharnet]
That’s the first time I hear about such a terrible crime in the Keserwan area and more specifically in a monastery. My condolences to Myriam’s family and fiance and hope she rests in peace.
PS: I hope those in charge of monasteries will start hiring people more responsibly from now on following this incident. I also don’t see the need for a janitor in a monastery.
Allegations include supplying electricity to non-university users over three decades, multi-million endowment fund losses, inflated retirement compensation packages, and shady drug supply practices at the universityâ€™s renowned Medical Center.
I am an AUB graduate yet I am shocked to read such accusations. This will definitely damage AUB’s reputation if it turns out to be true.
I am not fully aware of the report’s content but I hope it will cover the favoritism (Wasta) in the Financial Aid office that some parties used to benefit from on the expense of students truly in need.
The man behind the 500-pages report is Nabil Chartouni, a previous member of the board of trustees. He claims that “the irregularities occurred when he was a member of the board between May 2001 and March 2011″ and that “the universityâ€™s endowment fund has lost over 200 million dollars in the past 10 years due to mismanagement.”
As it appears, the number of victims is 11 and not only 4 and all were killed the same way. Added to that, the only common point that was found by the police is that most of the victims are cab drivers.
I’m a huge fan of Burj Hammoud but I have to condemn their recent actions. Due to some incidents that took place in Burj Hammoud some members of the community are now targeting and harassing all the expat workers in the area. I know Najib agrees with what they’re doing but I have to disagree. I think it’s extremely racist to target people based on nationality or appearance. It’s called racial profiling and it’s fucked up. We should respect the migrants instead of threatening them or humiliating them. I read this in the DailyStar awhile ago and I think it sums up how messed up things are:
Salman hails from Nigeria, but first came to Lebanon 20 years ago. Like most of those interviewed for this report, he did not want his full name published. â€œSince 1991, I always felt safe in Dora,â€ he recalls. â€œBut now, it is like they are targeting all migrant workers.â€ On one recent day in the Dora roundabout he was asked for his papers five times. â€œSomething is happening here,â€ he says. â€œI donâ€™t know what.â€
What’s happening is very sad and I hope the community realizes what they’re doing is simply wrong and unjust. Racism in Lebanon needs to end.