Al-Jadeed got ahold of this footage from inside the MEA Frankfurt-Beirut Flight that got disrupted by an angry passenger. It shows the passenger that caused all this fuss handcuffed on the ground.
I started this “How To Spend One Day In Lebanon” series of posts last year but had to stop them given the security situation at the time. However, I am hoping that this summer will be better for Lebanon so I will resume the posts in the upcoming weeks.
The 3 posts I’ve written last year are still valid and you can check them out below:
I tried looking for some footage from inside the plane but didn’t find any. That’s a pretty messed up story.
Aurora Borealis is a beautiful natural light display in the sky that can extend as high as 640km above the earth’s surface. It is the result of “collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere”.
Here’s a time-lapse shot by a Lebanese Photographer using a Canon 6D over a period of 3 days.
I wonder how hard it is for the Ministry of Tourism to spell-check Lebanese cities. Hamra is spelled differently twice, Achrafieh three times and Broummana is misspelled.
Let’s hope Beirut will get back soon on the tourist map.
Istanbul topped the TripAdvisor list followed by Rome, London and Beijing. Dubai ranked 17th. To check out the full list, click [here].
Screenshot taken from Ginosblog
The Daily Beast had posted a list of the ten best and worst places to go on vacation last week, and named Lebanon the #1 worst place to go on vacation for Westerners right now. I have no idea how they came up with that list, but all of it didn’t make sense and for some reason the article was removed from their site now.
Picture taken by myself: @LeNajib
By joining this network, The city of Byblos will receive the below:
1- Membership in a new network. 100 Resilient Cities is creating the 100 Resilient Cities Network, which will provide support to member cities, share new knowledge and resilience best practices and foster new connections and partnerships.
2- Support to hire or fund a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). The creation of this innovative new role will help ensure resilience building and coordination is the specific responsibility of one person in a city government. The CROs will also oversee the development of a resilience plan for the city and be part of a learning network of other CROs as representatives to the 100 Resilient Cities Network.
3- Support to create a resilience plan that reflects each city’s distinct needs.
4- An innovative platform to provide tools and resources for implementation of the plan focused on four areas: innovative finance, innovative technology, infrastructure and land use, and community and social resilience from partners such as Swiss Re, Palantir, the American Institute of Architects, Architecture for Humanity, and the World Bank.
If you want to read more about The Rockefeller Foundation, click [Here].
The Rockefeller Foundation today announces the first 33 cities selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities network. The cities were selected from nearly 400 applicants across six continents. In applying for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge cities were required to submit their visions, needs and plans to build resilience in a way that connects government, the private sector and civil society, and specifically addresses the needs of their poor and vulnerable citizens. The announcement of the selected cities will be made during The Rockefeller Foundation’s third annual Innovation Forum titled, “Building Resilient Cities.”
The other cities selected:
Alameda, California, USA
Berkeley, California, USA
Mexico City, Mexico
Boulder, Colorado, USA
El Paso, Texas, USA
Durban, South Africa
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Los Angeles, California, USA
Da Nang, Vietnam
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Oakland, California, USA
Christchurch, New Zealand
San Francisco, California, USA
Expensive Airline tickets is one of the key reasons tourists are not coming to Lebanon according to Minister Abboud.