Two Accidents at the Beirut Grand Prix

Let's just say that I'm glad the so-called Beirut Grand Prix, which ended up not even being a drag race, ended without any major accidents. I was looking at videos this morning and I barely saw any safety barriers on the way. In fact, cement blocks were still on the way, the asphalt was not remade and renewed and there were even works on the track. Two cars could have crashed heavily, including the organizer,…

I’m Off To Montreal For a Week!

I'm visiting Canada for the first time and will be spending 1 week in Montreal with my wife and kid. This is Brian's first flight so I hope it will go smoothly and we won't have too many people cursing at us lol! There are plenty of things to do here from what I've read and I'm excited to meet some old friends. If you have any recommendations, please do share them.

Mauritania’s Epic Reply to Lebanon’s Health Minister Remarks

Lebanon's Health Minister Wael Abou Faour was overheard questioning Mauritania's ability to host top delegations back in July, and his comments "triggered a spat between Lebanon and Mauritania, where Lebanese officials were attacked by journalists and on social media". He did later on deny insulting Mauritania in any way but that didn't stop a local TV there from bashing our politicians and giving two convincing reasons for which the Lebanese delegation did not stay in…

A Powerful Video by Skoun on Lebanese Police Profiling

Skoun, a Lebanese Addictions Center, has launched its "Know Your Rights campaign in order to "empower, educate and shed the light on the harms caused by punitive drug control in Lebanon". Lebanese shouldn't be afraid of going to a police station, they shouldn't be detained illegally and suspicion and profiling should never constitute enough evidence to arrest someone. Police should not treat drug addicts as criminals, especially the young ones, and they must work with…
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The 2016 Ghosties Awards: Best #Snapchat Artist of the Year is Lebanese Georgio Bassil

6 days ago
The Ghosties Awards were organized yesterday in the W Hotel Leicester Square in London and Lebanese Georgio Bassil (Snapchat: georgio.copter) won the Snapchat Artist of the Year award. The Ghosties, organized by Snaphappen, is the ...
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How Distracted are We by Social Media & The Internet?

6 days ago
This is a very long article but a very insightful one that I recommend you read. It makes you rethink the world around you and more specifically the online bubble that we are living in. ...
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Two Lebanese Athletes Competing at The 2016 WKU World Championship Kickboxing

6 days ago
Maroun Abboud & Jennifer Nehmeh are representing Lebanon this year at the WKU World Championship Kickboxing. Maroun is 24 years old and will compete in two categories: Light contact on September 26th and semi-contact on ...
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Google Helping The Clooney Foundation for Justice To Educate Refugee Children in #Lebanon

1 week ago
Georges and Amal Clooney are launching an initiative through “The Clooney Foundation for Justice” to help the 250,000+ refugee children in Lebanon who are not in school. They are getting support from Google, as well ...
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