Téléférique Has Finally Reopened

The iconic Téléférique du Liban has finally reopened its doors after four months of closure due to maintenance. The closure was prompted by an unfortunate incident where two Teleferique cabins collided leaving 25 people stranded in mid-air for hours. I worry that it might take some time for people to forget this incident, but one can only hope the company behind the maintenance did its due diligence. According to the below insta post, "European specialists…

8 Billion Dollars in Irregular Trades between Optimum Invest & The Central Bank

A recent report by Lebanese newspaper Nidaa al Watan has revealed 45 highly irregular transactions between a brokerage company called Optimum and the Central Bank. The transactions took place between 2015 and 2018 and amounted to 8 billion dollars, where Optimum would acquire bonds from the Central Bank, then sell them back at a higher fictitious price to help the Governor cover up the central bank's losses by reporting these transactions as a profit. What's…

Canadian Councillor Wants To Declare Ottawa “Shawarma Capital of Canada”

Laura Dudas, an Ottawa councillor, has officially asked council to recognize Ottawa as "The Shawarma Capital of Canada". The council is expected to vote on this motion at their next meeting. I have no idea how many Shawarma places Beirut has but Ottawa has nearly 200 restaurants which is a lot. The real question is how many good ones are there. I looked up reviews on Yelp, Tripadvisor & a couple of other website and…

LAU New York is Now a Branch campus

The Lebanese American University HQ & academic centre, which has been present in New York since 2013, is now LAU's first global branch campus, making LAU the first MENA-based university to have a campus in New York. The NY LAU campus will be offering an in-person BS in International Business and four master’s programs to be offered online and in person, namely MBA in Business Analytics, MBA in Global Business Administration, MS in Computer Science,…
Events

A First in Lebanon: A Beauty and Wellbeing Forum Between April 18 & 21

2 months ago
An impressive lineup of over 200 exhibitors will welcome guests between April 18 and 21 2024 at the Beauty & Wellbeing Forum, a first of its kind forum in Lebanon. The event is co-organized by ...
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Pictures From The 2024 Zambo Festival in Mina, Tripoli

3 months ago
Zambo is one of the most unusual celebrations in Lebanon and it takes place in Mina, Tripoli every year right before the start of the Orthodox Lent. Participants from all different cultural, social and religious ...
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Bustan El Zeitoun Extra Virgin Olive Oil Earns Two 2024 Global Awards

3 months ago
Bustan El Zeitoun, an olive oil from the Southern town of Abra, has been rewarded once again at the EVOOLEUM Awards 2024, an international platform whose aim is to ensure production efficiency and meticulous selection ...
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Lebanon Ranks Second to Last in The 2024 Global Happiness

3 months ago
In this year’s edition of The World Happiness Report, Lebanon received a score of 2.7, the second worst score before Afghanistan. Lebanon ranked 142nd out of 143 countries, and is the least happy country in ...
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