Larissa Takchi Wins 2019 MasterChef Australia

Larissa Takchi, a 22-year-old Lebanese-Australian restaurant manager born and raised in Sydney, has won the 2019 MasterChef Australia title, making her the youngest winner ever of the TV show. Larissa is a self-taught cook with the help of her mother, and the young chef reportedly almost walked out of the finale if it wasn't for mom's support. She ended up scoring an impressive 85/90 in the grand finale. I wish I could find a re-run…

New demographic data of Lebanon for the first time since 1932

For the first time ever since 1932, Lebanon has approximate new demographic data.  That is 87 years after the last numbers were published, while most countries do so on a 3 to 5-year basis. The numbers are provided by Information International, an independent regional research & consultancy firm based in Beirut. The numbers worth noting: 1- The Lebanese population increased by 426% in 86 years, with around 4.4 million new souls born since 1932. 2-…
Critiques

Mashrou’ Leila (مشروع ليلى ) Cleared By Judge Ghada Aoun, Concert Still On Schedule

3 weeks ago
Update: Byblos Festival cancelled the concert for security reasons. After a week of hysterical hate and conspiracy-filled campaigns against Mashrou’ Leila, and after being interrogated by the authorities and meeting with religious bodies, Judge Ghada ...
Fun

Fady Kassab Wins 2019 Australian Raw Comedy National Competition

3 weeks ago
Lebanese-Australian Fady Ghassan Kassab has won the 2019 Raw Comedy National Championship in Melbourne, beating 1000 other standup comedians taking part in the event. Originally for Ain el Delb in Saida, the 43 years old ...
Baladi

Diageo To Implement 26-Week Paid Parental Leave Policy

3 weeks ago
Update: Diaego is not the first apparently in Lebanon as Zomato has implanted a 6 months paternity & a 6 months maternity for its employees since May. Diageo Lebanon is set to be the first ...
Lebanon

2 Movies to be Banned in Lebanon for Promoting Homosexuality & Israeli intelligence

3 weeks ago
The General Security Censorship Bureau in Lebanon has asked to ban on July 19, 2019 2 new movies in the country. The Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya Haffar El Hassan has yet to give ...
Lebanon

Lebanon’s Women Junior Handball Team Qualifies For 2020 World Championship

3 weeks ago
Despite losing against Japan 23-31 in Group B yesterday, Lebanon’s women junior handball team has qualified for the 2020 world championship to be held next July in Romania, based on goal differences with Uzbekistan. This ...
Lebanon

Lebanon’s Group D matches in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualification unveiled

3 weeks ago
After drawing Bahrain (#112), India (#67) and Iraq (#80) in Group D on June 8, 2019, Lebanon, ranked 53, will start its quest to qualify for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup on February 21, 2020. ...
Lebanon

Early-bird tickets available for the 2019 Beirut Marathon until August 1

3 weeks ago
You can now register [link] for this year’s Beirut Marathon’s races at special prices. The list of races and the different amounts to be paid have been generated by the organization on July 22, and ...
Critiques

Mohammad Iskandar Ordered to Remove “Iskan Bank” From Song

3 weeks ago
After what’s been happening with Mashrou3 Leila, I first thought this news of censoring a Mohammad Iskandar song was made up by a satire website but it turned out to be true. Apparently, the song ...
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