#KolwScore

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kol2 Diwan Beirut: One of the best quality food and delivery services in Beirut

Diwan Beirut has kicked off last week a pretty cool campaign for the Euro 2016. I love The hashtag they came up with #Kolwscore and the game is a fun one. You basically need to predict the scores for the Euro games and with every deliver order you make, you get a code that adds 25 points to your account. There are 24 prizes for the top 24 contestants.

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I started playing yesterday and already got two scores right but I’m still way behind. Nevertheless, I order regularly from Diwan Beirut and usually get the scores right so I still have a chance 😀

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That Singer We’ve All Been Laughing at is Apparently A Crook

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Nabil Harfouche, or as I like to call him Moustachio, is apparently involved in a very serious corruption case that was raised last year by Rima Karaki. If we were to believe Rima’s report, and it’s honestly hard not to, Nabil and his partner Naji Sfeir were running a Christian charity and stealing money from people for over 10 years. The charity was closed down last year from what I heard but I can’t find the news anywhere.

The other theory is that Nabil is so handsome and his voice is so beautiful that he decided to give up everything and kick off his music career.

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Probably The Worst & Cruelest TV Prank Ever

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Egyptian pranksters seem to have a talent for coming up with the most f*cked up pranks ever! As if Ramez Galal’s pranks were not evil enough, there’s a new prank show called Mini Daesh (Seriously?) where they trick celebrities into thinking that they are kidnapped by a terrorist group.

Actress Heba Magdi was the first victim and she was weeping and begging for life while men were pointed guns at her and trying to put a fake suicide vest over her shoulders. The actress looked clearly shaken and traumatized by the experience.

I have nothing against pranks but there’s nothing even remotely funny about this one. I have no idea who comes up with these twisted shows but they should be stopped.

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PS: Speaking of Ramez Galal, Steven Seagel knocked Galal out after her tried to prank him a month ago.

A New Soap For Domestic Workers in Lebanon

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KAFA came up with a new soap “Clensen Ozo Trio” especially made for foreign workers in Lebanon, and offered it to customers in a supermarket to see how they would react to it. Sadly enough, some people were convinced that their foreign workers need a special soap, while others lashed out at the sales woman and accused them of being racist.

According to a study conducted by the American University of Beirut in collaboration with KAFA, and with the support of the International Labor Organization, 27% of Lebanese employers stated that the domestic worker is not clean, yet somehow they allow them to clean their houses and prepare their food.

The video was produced by Uf concepts!

Mrs.Clueless: One of My Favorite New Bloggers in Beirut

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I have no idea who Mrs.Clueless is, I’ve never met her in person but I’ve been following her Instagram page since December last year and I love what she’s doing. She’s a newlywed who loves baking, cooking and eating and she came up with Mrs.Clueless to document her failures (not so many) and successes at home.

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She’s one of the very few food bloggers who actually cooks and shares recipes. Looking at her pictures and recipes, she’s obviously not that clueless about food and she sure knows how to style her dishes and come up with amazing pictures. In fact, the part I love the most are the pictures and the setup behind some of them.

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I tried once to reproduce one of her many Eggs & Avocado pictures [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] just for the sake of it but it turned out to be an epic fail. I love that combination by the way, I never really thought of mixing eggs and avocado but they’re great together.

All in all, she’s a new blogger and foodgramer that I highly recommend you follow. Check out her [insta] and [website].

A Beautiful Oriental Version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall

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It’s performed by a group called Bizimkiler Layihesi, a group of musicians that were brought together by the ANS television channel (Azerbaijan TV). They also interpreted other great songs such as “We Will Rock You” by Queen, “Roadhouse blues” by The Doors but this is their best interpretation by far!

If you are a Pink Floyd fan, you will love it.

Rare Marine Turtle Almost Killed By People Taking Selfies in South Lebanon

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A sea turtle was reportedly pulled out of the water at a Rmeileh beach and people started taking selfies with it and stepping on it. To make things worse, the turtle was hit repeatedly on the head and a parent forced his kid to walk on the turtle. The giant sea turtle was later on rescued by the Civil Defense after being contacted from GreenArea. The organization also contacted the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture as well as Animals Lebanon.

This is a clear violation of Agriculture Law 1/125 that prohibits the poaching of marine animals. Unfortunately, this is not the first time sea turtles are killed in Lebanon.

I will never understand why people willingly harm such beautiful creatures. What’s the point in hitting a sea turtle on the head and leaving it to die? Where’s the fun in that? Seriously? Would you like someone to hit you on the head repeatedly and take selfies?

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Nadine from Newsroomnomad first reported the story and posted a lengthy article on this matter. I recommend you read it [here].

Like Father, Like Son

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A week after clinching The 2016 Young Investigator Award, my brother collected two new awards this week: The Humanitas award for being a good human and another award for being an awesome clinician.

He dedicated the Humanitas award to our beloved father, here’s what he had to say:

It was a great honor today to be selected by the MD Anderson Cancer Center Fellowship Program to receive the Humanitas award…thank you to my cofellows (notably John French for the nomination), faculty and mentors for this selection…this award is based on Cicero’s Humanitas definition as a good human being…I dedicate this award to my father Ibrahim Mitri (Bob) who unexpectedly left us way too soon a few weeks ago…if there ever was anyone who loved and cared about people…anyone whom everyone loved…a truly good human being, that was you Dad…thank you for continuing to lead by example..this one’s for you..

Three awards in less than a month and he’s only getting started. Congrats bro!

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Casa Brutale: Stunning Faqra House Built Inside A Cliff

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Netherlands-based architects Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) are building a cliff residence in Faqra for Demco Properties’s CEO Alex Demirdjian. The 2,906 square feet residence should be completed by 2018. Looking at OPA’s website, the project was originally planned to be completed above the Aegean Sea but it looks like they had a change of plans and will build it in Faqra instead.

The residence was described by [Archdaily] as the ideal pad for Bond villains. Let’s hope they finish it in time for the 25th Bond film.

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Located on Faqra Mountain outside Beirut at an altitude of 1,969 feet, the concept of Casa Brutale has progressed in many ways. What began as a 1,938 square-foot residence has now expanded to 2,906 square feet and comfortably accommodating up to six people. With an estimated budget of $2.5 million, the house now has an underground parking for up to three cars, and a northwest orientation that prevents it from turning into a greenhouse.

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Via Joesbox