Lebanese Daniel Khorassandjian Among The 3 Best Referees At The 2014 WTF Cup Taekwondo Championship in Queretaro, Mexico

Daniel Khorassandjian Lebanon's Daniel Khorassandjian was among the three winning referees at the 2014 WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships that were held in Queretaro, Mexico last month. Daniel was also named among the best referees back in 2012. Update: I was just talked to Daniel and he told me that this is his 9th best referee award in 4 years, which is quite impressive! Here's the list of events where he was named best…

Galette Des Rois, Zlebyé, Armenian Christmas And A Tradition To Waste Electricity

The majority of Christians in Lebanon and around the world celebrate Epiphany tonight and the tradition is to eat the Galette des Rois and some zlebyé. The traditional Galette is filled with frangipane, an almond-based filling, and a slice is given to each person sitting on the table. The one who gets the lucky charm hidden in the galette gets to wear the king or the queen's crown. This year I got a galette from…

Lebanon To Impose Visa Restrictions On Syrians For The First Time

Picture via UNRWA Syrians were able to stay in Lebanon for up to six months previously, but this will no longer be possible as any Syrian who wishes to enter Lebanon will have to obtain a visa at the borders. This measure should have been implemented long time ago in order to control the flow of refugees trying to escape the war but it's better late than never. The new regulations will come into effect…
Beirut

Will Solidere Really End In 2019?

2 years ago
Update: Solidere’s term was actually extended to 35 years in 2005, so its term ends in 2029 not 2019 as is being said, open to extension. via Karl We all know that the St Georges ...
Animals & Wildlife

Animal Cruelty Reaching A New Level In Lebanon: Driving With An Animal Tied To The Car

2 years ago
This was posted earlier on BETA’s Facebook page. A Honda CRV is shown near Nahr el Kalb with a pet tied to the back of the car. WTF is wrong with people?? ...
Beirut

Cool Water Sprout Caught On Camera In Ramlet El Baidah – Beirut

2 years ago
It’s a small water sprout but that’s the first time I see one moving over land. Check out the video [Here]. ...
Automotive

Lebanese Red Cross Road Accidents Statistics For 2014: 10866 Accidents, 14516 Injuries And 229 Kills

2 years ago
If we look back at 2013, there were 11,552 injuries according to the Lebanese Red Cross so the number has increased by almost 3000 this year which is huge! As far as the kills and ...
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