Pilot Amanda Harrison’s Challenge Brought to a Stop in #Beirut

Pilot Amanda Harrison was set to fly her 1942 Tiger Moth from the UK to Darwin in Australia, crossing over 9,260 nautical Miles and 23 countries in 30 days. The journey was aimed at celebrating women in aviation, inspiring breast cancer survivors, promoting STEM amongst women, inspiring dyslexics to achieve and see dyslexia as a gift not a disability, as well as help creating the “Richard Harrison Aviation Apprenticeship Fund” to fund engineering apprenticeships for…

Can Health Minister Jabak Implement Anti-Smoking Law 174?

The indoor smoking ban was first implemented back in 2012 but it turned out to be an epic failure. In 2015, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour promised he will make sure the law is enforced but instead smoking rates went up the roof. Fast forward to 2019, new Health Minister Jabak just launched today a national strategy to fight tobacco consumption and promised to: 1- Double the prices of cigarettes. 2- Implement Law 174 3-…

Lebanese Kevin Chahoud into Roland Garros Boys’ Singles Main Draw for the first time

It might not come as a surprise that in Lebanon, even in the world of tennis, to thrive and move forward, players have to fly under another flag to reach higher grounds. This is what 17-year-old Kevin Chahoud, born in Sweden to a Lebanese father, has done after years of training between the Scandinavian country and pop-ups to Lebanon to train and participate in local tournaments, competing against and even defeating older players. His talent…

Over 4,700 Lebanese are Emigrating from #Lebanon Every Month

A Beirut-based research consultancy firm published statistics for the year 2019 regarding the number of Lebanese leaving the country for good, and over 57,000 Lebanese are expected to leave the country by end of 2019, vs. 34,500 in 2018. The stats are based on the number of Lebanese leaving the country every month compared to those returning. I am not really sure how accurate these numbers are, and how does one qualify as an immigrant…
Lebanon

Telecom Ministry to Launch a New Roaming Service

2 weeks ago
According to BusinessNews, The Ministry of Telecommunication (MoT) is set to launch a new roaming service with the Switzerland-based company Wonet, that will be priced at $25 per month and will allow Alfa and Touch ...
Automotive

Everything That’s Wrong About Driving in Lebanon in One Video

2 weeks ago
Going the wrong way, even on a highway, crossing a red light, cutting off other cars, speeding, tailgating, dangerous driving, speeding maneuvers, highway drop off and every possible traffic violation you could think of in ...
Critiques

UAE Praises Father Majdi Allawi’s Work While Energy Ministry Cuts Him Off

2 weeks ago
“Political aspirants make too much of the people before election, and, if successful, too much of themselves after it”. Unfortunately, Lebanese voters have yet to learn from their mistakes and keep on voting for the ...
Critiques

#SaveOurFace: Environment Ministry Launches Largest National Beach Cleanup Campaign

2 weeks ago
Environment Minister Fady Jreissati launched a teaser campaign last week where he shared a picture of himself covering his face and using the hashtags #SaveOurFace #نظّف_سمعتنا. The campaign was revealed today and consists of a ...
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