Of course it wasn’t a huge storm that hit Lebanon this morning, but if you look at what happened today after it rained for a couple of hours only, you’d think a tsunami had hit the Lebanese shores.
Here are few pictures that speak for themselves:
PS: If I credited the wrong person or forgot to credit any picture please do inform me and I will gladly update it.
The Civil Defence Volunteers went to the sea yesterday and threatened to keep on swimming until the law is passed. Some of them almost drowned and others fainted before the law got approved by the parliament. Meanwhile and in order to show support, Lebanese Reporters from various TV stations decided to share pictures of their shoes.
Ya3ne ya hek support ya bala or as Nadine from LBCBlogs said, “Because selfie, or it didn’t happen”.
A Lebanese Diner called The Cedar has won the title of Britain’s favorite take-away, after receiving the most positive votes from millions of reviews of more than 9000 eateries. The Cedar Chef and Owner Sami Khoueiry says all his recipes are 100% home made and approved by his mother.
A chef who turned down a job at five-star hotel The Dorchester to set up on his own in west London was today celebrating after his restaurant was named Britain’s favourite take-away. Lebanese diner The Cedar, in Maida Vale, received the most positive votes from millions of reviews of more than 9,000 eateries posted by users of online delivery website hungryhouse.co.uk. Owner Sami Khoueiry put The Cedar’s secret of success down to the secret recipes his mother taught him as a child growing up in Beirut. [Link]
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].
Civil Defense volunteers protested in a weird way today to claim their rights by swimming deep into the sea in Ramlet al-Bayda and threatening to drown if the parliament doesn’t approve their full-time employment. Some of them were rescued and hospitalized and the parliament ended up approving the draft-law for their employment.
Pictures via CivilDefence
Ever since I woke up this morning and people have been talking to me about that guy who found a metal nail inside his Tarboosh (Ras el Abed). I read the whole thread, including Gandour’s responses and claim that his story is a fabricated one.
Since they’ve decided to settle this offline, I won’t comment further on the story but honestly speaking, I seriously doubt Gandour would let such a thing happen and I would have taken this matter offline with them as it’s probably the shop’s mistake (assuming the guy’s story is not a fake one of course).
Here’s a [cool guide] to the Lebanese Presidential elections prepared by Domhnall O’Sullivan from Executive Magazine.
Migrants to the United States are responsible for sending almost a quarter of the global total of intentional remittances. While the countries with the biggest flows are Mexico, India and China, Lebanon is in 14th position and sent over 1.5 Billion Dollars in the year 2012.
The map was done by Pew Research Center based on data from the World Bank.
Read the full article [Here].
Picture via NicolasAmiouni FB Page
I couldn’t find any video of the crash but it looks like a big one from the picture above. I hope Nicolas’ fine!
Two tigers and one lion were rescued today by Animals Lebanon from a private zoo. These big cats were the only survivors as a lion, a cheetah and a tiger had died in the previous years after the owner refused to give them up. Now AnimalsLebanon need help to get them to the Tonga Terra d’Accueil sanctuary in France which offered to give them a home. In an ideal situation, the owner would be thrown in jail or fined for these practices and the concerned ministry would pay for these animals’ trips but that’s not the case unfortunately in Lebanon.
Having said that, you can either [donate] to help AnimalsLebanon or contact them if there’s any other way you could help with.