R.I.P Gavin Ford

Radio One shared the heart-breaking news few minutes ago on their Facebook page. I have no idea what happened but some media outlets are reporting that he was found dead in his apartment but I don't have further details yet. I've met Gavin on countless occasions during events. His show “Gavin Ford In The Morning” is among the oldest and most listened to radio shows in the country. Only last week, he was telling how…

Four Features that Put The Mate 20 Pro Ahead of the Competition

A month after using the Huawei Mate 20 pro, one can easily see why it was dubbed the king of smartphones this year and why it's a serious contender for the best smartphone of the year title. What caught my attention at first was how beautifully designed this phone is, and how incredibly ergonomic and comfortable it is to hold and use it. In terms of specs, the Mate 20 Pro pretty much does everything…

Digital Speed Signs Installed Across #Lebanon

Lebanon's Traffic Management center posted this morning a picture showing a digital speed meter installed on a road in Lebanon and informed motorists that several were installed across the country to promote road safety and alert drivers of their speeds. Not sure how effective this measure is, when cops aren't abiding by the rules and fines are randomly given, but there's no harm in doing it and hopefully some drivers will pay attention. PS: Something…

Not Your Average Lebanese Ambassador

If you thought the speech given by Lebanon's ambassador to the Ivory Coast was bad, wait till you hear our Lebanese Ambassador in Ghana recite poetry in English. This guy even has his own website where he brags about being "the first poet who filmed the poem in a Video Clip", whatever that means. There's no harm in being an ambassador and a poet of course, but why bother destroy these poems by reciting them…
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Almaza vs Beirut Beer vs Al Rayess

2 weeks ago
Al Rayess beer joined the latest Beirut Beer vs. Almaza battle and hit back at Beirut Beer in an epic way. As you all know, Almaza was celebrating its 85th anniversary alongside Lebanon’s 75-years of ...
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Ibrahim Maalouf Found Guilty of Assaulting 14-Year Old Schoolgirl

2 weeks ago
Last year, French-Lebanese trumpet player and teacher and composer Ibrahim Maalouf was celebrating his César for “Best Original Score” at France’s most prominent film awards. This year, he faced accusations of assaulting a 14-year-old schoolgirl ...
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A Commemorative Stele in Nahr el Kalb to Celebrate Syrian Troops’ Withdrawal

2 weeks ago
There are over twenty inscriptions and rock reliefs carved into the Nahr el Kalb (Dog River) rocks summarizing Lebanon’s history throughout the centuries, but we still don’t have one that marks the end of the ...
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Lebanon’s 75th Independence Day

2 weeks ago
Here’s a nice roundup of some of the Lebanese ads, videos and posters about Lebanon’s Independence that were shared in the past week or so. There’s not much to celebrate this year, just like the ...
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