Updated Working Hours for Government Employees

Minister of Social Affairs announced yesterday a new schedule for government employees that goes as such: Monday till Thursday from 7:30AM till 3:15PM Friday from 8AM till 11AM In other words, they will be only working four days a week now and you'd be lucky to finish any papers on Friday. To be honest, I find it ridiculous that we're reducing working hours instead of improving productivity. Further more, turning Saturday into a holiday may…

#ForwardWithLebanon: Lebanon and the EU

Since 2011, it feels like most of the work being done by the international community in Lebanon, has been geared towards refugees. While the refugee crisis has required a lot of support from the rest of the world, Lebanese communities haven’t been left out to dry. One example of longstanding partnerships with Lebanese communities across the country, is with the European Union. For years, the EU has helped out in diverse projects that have helped…

Lack of BDL Housing Loans (Isken) is a Serious Problem

It is still not clear how the total amount for housing loan subsidies for 2018 has been completely used up in just one month but as a result of that, banks are no longer accepting house loan applications leaving a large group of Lebanese in disarray, not knowing what to do next. In simpler terms, there are plenty of people who signed agreements with real estate developers whereas they pay them monthly installments up until…

I Downloaded a Copy of my Facebook Data

I recently saw an article on the NYTimes where the author downloaded all the information that Facebook has on him and shared his thoughts on it. I had never noticed that download option to be honest so I thought of giving it a try and seeing what Facebook has on me. The download link was around 700MB and includes a folder with several subfolders and files. I opened first the images and videos and found…
Baladi

“Antwork” Turns One

1 month ago
I’ve been meaning to write about Antwork for quite some time, and I thought their first anniversary would be a great opportunity to shed the light on this revolutionary co-working space in Lebanon. Add to ...
Critiques

Prominent Activist Take On The 24/7 Electricity Electoral Promises

1 month ago
Not only are some candidates’ electoral videos lacking in credibility but they are even lacking in creativity. Take a look at LOGI’s awesome video on the proposed oil & gas draft laws and compare it ...
Fun

The Cost of Filling The 2018 Panini World Cup

1 month ago
If you’re considering buying the 2018 Panini World Cup for your kids to fill, a maths professor from Cardiff has calculated that filling this year’s World Cup sticker book will cost collectors £773.60. Prof Paul ...
Automotive

#UltimateEXPEDITION With Ford in Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai

1 month ago
A couple of weeks back, I flew to Dubai to a first hand experience with Ford’s latest SUV: the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition. We’ve already been to several experiences in Dubai with Ford and they ...
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