What Is The World House Of Lebanon?

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It took me a minute to understand the billboard shown above but it’s apparently a Lebanese Christian kid in his first communion clothes next to a Lebanese Muslim kid (Never seen one dressed this way). The billboard was meant to praise the Lebanese Army’s role on its 69th birthday.

The billboards were up before the Arsal clashes erupted yet moderation and unity are now needed more than ever among all factions. Everyone should rally around the Lebanese Army without any exception and silence those who dare doubt its role. I am not talking just for the sake of saying things, or praising the mosques next to churches banners that come out in desperate times only (see below tweet). I’m simply stating a fact that our future as a country is now in the hands of the Lebanese Army as they are fighting a serious threat that’s tearing to pieces neighboring countries like Iraq and Syria. The army is fighting a bunch of barbaric terrorists that know no religion, no God and have no morals and we must get rid of them while they are still in Arsal.

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Speaking of The World House of Lebanon, this is the first time I hear about them to be honest and I am still confused by what they really do after checking their [Website].

“World House of Lebanon” (WHoL) is a non-profit apolitical non-governmental organization based in Lebanon, launched on June 1st, 2009, Ministry of Interior registration no. 1124.

“World House of Lebanon” (WHoL) aims to promote the spirit of cooperation and union among resident and non-resident Lebanese citizens, including emigrants of Lebanese descent. On one hand, WHoL endeavors to encourage the participation of non-resident Lebanese citizens in Lebanon’s political, economic, social, and cultural life, and on the other hand, encourage them to defend the Lebanese cause in their country of residence.

Lebanese Basketball Teams Still Pushing For Three Foreign Players Next Season

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Five teams have apparently threatened to withdraw from the championship if three foreign players won’t be allowed next season. I really don’t understand the logic behind this request and I can’t believe almost all the teams are ok with it. Also, can someone please remind Mr. Kanso that this is the LEBANESE basketball league?

It’s like telling Lebanese players that they can’t improve the game and should sit on the bench while foreign players do their thing.

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Heroic Story of A Fallen Soldier From Arsal

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The above picture is reportedly the last picture Noureddine Al Jamal sent to his family before he was killed by gunmen in Arsal that were coming his way. There’s a story being circulated that Noureddine ordered his men to evacuate their position after they were attacked by a group of 300 gunmen and he decided to stay behind and cover them. He took down tens of Islamists before he got killed by a sniper shot.

I am sure there’s a story to tell for every fallen soldier and these men have managed to do what the strongest armies in the world haven’t been able to. We’ve lost 14 of our brave army soldiers so far but the Islamists are losing ground and I strongly believe the army should go all the way and wipe them all out.

Here’s a small report that LBCI did yesterday on some of the funerals that took place in the country.

Here’s what Jamal last said to his wife:

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W Motors Lykan Hypersport The Second Most Expensive Supercar After The Lamborghini Veneno

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It didn’t take long for Lamborghini to come up with a supercar that’s even more expensive than the W Motors Lykan Hypersport which is priced at $3.4 Million dollars. The Veneno, which means Poison in English, was built to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary and costs a whopping $4.5 Million dollars. You can check the list of most expensive supercars for 2014 [here].

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Names Of The 10 Lebanese Army Martyrs From The Arsal Fighting

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The Lebanese Army has unfortunately lost 10 of its brave soldiers while fighting Islamists in Arsal. The names as published on the Lebanese Army’s official website are as shown below. You can find a resume of each of them [Here].

Noureddine Al Jamal
Ibrahim Mohammad Al Ammouri
Walid Nassim el Majdalani
Nader Hassan Youssef
Omar Walid Al Nohaily
Jaafar Hassan Nasreddine
Hussein Ali Hamiyye
Khaldoun Raouf Hammoud
Hassan Walid Mehieddine
Mohammad Ali El Ajal

I just want to add one thing here, given that few people have criticized my last post where I called to stop the cheesy songs and actually show some real support and a proper coverage of the events happening in Arsal. My support to the Lebanese Army is unconditional against ANY terrorist or armed groups without any “buts” or “ifs” and I want them to destroy every single one of them. Moreover, I want the TVs and media to highlight better the situation in Arsal and all over Lebanon, and silence anyone who dares criticize what the army is doing for his own personal goals.

There’s nothing to discuss when foreign gunmen seize a Lebanese town and kidnap Lebanese security forces.

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First Drive At RPM Lebanon: One Of The Biggest And Most Ambitious Racing Parks In The Middle East

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I headed yesterday to Mtein to try out the newest and one of the biggest karting track in the Middle East: Racing Park Mtein Lebanon. I picked up Gino who was there few days before and headed to Mtein, which is 10 minutes away from Bikfaya. Getting to the track was relatively easy and took around 40 minutes from Jounieh. Once you get there, there’s a huge parking lot where you can easily park and walk to the circuit.

Before racing, I had a small chat with one of the owners and he’s very passionate about his project. He told me that people have been coming since 11 am to the track even though they open at 2 on Saturdays and 4 on weekdays and that everyone’s loving the track. He also briefed me on some future plans, and how they will be holding competitions soon and allowing sports cars to use the track. Summer camps will also be organized for kids who wish to learn how to kart.

There are 3 types of CRG karts currently available, the 7HP for kids, the 9HP for adults and the 13HP which is a two-seater. Note that CRG is a world-wide leading company in karting, and a lot of famous F1 drivers like Michael Schumacher, Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica started their career driving CRG karts.

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As you can see, the karts are brand new and look really cool. Similarly, the helmets are all matt-black, clean and very comfy.

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As far as the circuit is concerned, it’s by far the best karting circuit I’ve ever driven on. It’s a very fast yet slightly demanding track and includes small climbs and drops. Moreover, the road is very wide and the tarmac is perfect. I took the 9HP kart and it felt much faster than the ones I used to drive at Pit Stop in Zouk, not to mention that the handling was much better and the grip as well. My favorite turns were the 2nd and 3rd one and the last one after the long straight. Don’t slow down while taking the final turn as you don’t need to and it feels great driving through it at full speed.

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As soon as I finished my first run, I stayed in the kart and directly went for a second time. It’s really a great track and I am going back in a couple of weeks with my brother and some friends. One thing I forgot to ask about is whether we will be able to see our lap times once everything is completed as it would be a cool feature to have. Price-wise, they are very reasonable and vary between 20 and 25,000 for 10 minute ride. The opening hours are as follows:

Mon: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tue: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat: 2:00 pm – 12:30 am
Sun: 9:00 am – 12:30 am

I wasn’t able to get any videos this time but I will try to get a GoPro with me the next time. If you need more info on RPM, check their facebook page [Here].

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Can We Stop The Cheesy Army Songs And Cheesy Support?

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I am all for supporting the Lebanese Army, but someone needs to stop these cheesy and lame Lebanese Army songs being played on TVs. Moreover, Al Jadeed’s TV anchor wore the army uniform yesterday as a sign of support, which I didn’t like as well and found really cheesy. It’s enough these days to just put a hashtag or a small logo just like LBCI did with the N thing.

Moreover, I think the best way for TVs to support the army would be to try and cover as much as possible what’s happening in Arssal instead of broadcasting stupid TV shows and try to explain to the Lebanese what’s really happening there, because I am sure most of them don’t have a clue who the army is fighting and how critical the situation is.

On a last note, I really hope the army controls the situation very soon because the Islamists are in the thousands there and pose a very serious threat to Lebanon unlike anything we’ve seen before.