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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – May 13th 2015

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Here’s my pick of events from Lebtivity for this week. My top three favorites that I hope I’ll be able to attend are Beirut street food festival, the sand competition at Tyr’s Rest House, and the Garten opening.
  1. Bikfaya Flowers & Spring Festival
  2. Séminaires Étiquette à la Française “Culture & Diplomatie”
  3. Beirut Street Food Festival 2015
  4. Communication and Negotiation workshop at Skillz
  5. RestHouse Tyr Sand Competition (Summer Season Grand Opening)
  6. L’anniversaire: Spectacle de marionnettes françaises Dim Dam Doum n 1 (musical)
  7. International Museum Day 2015 @ mim museum
  8. “Is He Dead” Play
  9. Shebaik Lebaik… “شبيّك لبيّك”…
Don’t forget to check Lebtivity.com for many more options!
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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – May 6th 2015

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Lot of cool events are happening this week but I personally found the most interesting one to be the screening of the “On The Rails” documentary by Zeina Haddad which includes stories from the employees who used to work in the railways. The event is taking place this Monday at the UNESCO palace.

  1. Common Fest Beirut
  2. Concert One Lebanon 2015
  3. AUB Honey Day 2015
  4. Karting Inc. 2015
  5. On The Rails Movie Premiere
  6. Aperitivo All’Italiana on the terrace of Mario e Mario
  7. Nazira’s Cooking Classes
  8. Dialogue of Culture – A Spanish Cultural Event in Lebanon
  9. BistroBar Live presents Shady & the band Every Monday
  10. Blissfull Stillness / Yoga Class

Don’t forget to check Lebtivity from endless other options.

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – April 29th 2015

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It’s time again for a new round of events picked from Lebtivity. Make your choices wisely!

  1. 2015 Annual AUB Latin Night
  2. Matsuri Festival Beirut 2015 – First Japanese Festival in Lebanon
  3. Rhino 3D and 3D printing workshop with Fab Lab
  4. Open Sushi at Titanic Piano Bar
  5. Woman’s World Exhibition 2015
  6. Beirut International Jazz Day 2015
  7. LOVE and the Law of Attraction Workshop
  8. Souk El Akel – Lebanon’s Street Food Market
  9. Cinco de Mayo – Mexican party at Junkyard Beirut
  10. ALWAN LB Marathon
  11. Spring Festival – Makdessi Street, Hamra

Don’t forget to check Lebtivity.com for many additional options.

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – April 22nd 2015

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Ever since I had a kid I started valuing the car free days that are set around Beirut every now and then much more! So needless to say, among the below event I picked from Lebtivity for this week, I’m mostly excited for the “Discover Armenia Street” this weekend by Achrafieh 2020!

 

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – April 15th 2015

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The biggest thing happening this  week is HORECA which is one of the region’s big exhibitions for hospitality and F&B companies, so expect a buzz about it on the foodie blogs as of Monday!

  1. Public Speaking workshop at Skillz
  2. Fund Raising Dinner for BiBickfaya
  3. Access Masters Tour
  4. Fridays @ Playroom
  5. Wahdon Band Saturdays
  6. “Re-volt” live with Big Hass
  7. NLP Control the language of your mind
  8. Guru Yoga Retreat @ Zenotel, Bikfaya
  9. HORECA 2015
  10. Bikeathon Baldati Beirut – BBB 2015

For more options, you can always check Lebtivity.com.

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – April 8th 2015

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It’s time again for the weekly picks from Lebtivity. Being a fan of Game of Thrones, my favorite event this week is definitely the season 5 premiere screening at Metro Al Madina.

  1. Matteo Countertenor: Barock Easter!
  2. SOUND OF MUSIC in Lebanon
  3. WAREHOUSING Best Practices workshop
  4. Maqtoob At Coworking961 – The Best Business Tools For Entrepreneurs
  5. Diamond dowsing with sabine gemayel
  6. BIPOD 2015
  7. Brick Floyd LIVE at Metro Madina
  8. Marco Carola in Beirut
  9. Dreamcatcher workshop with CherryPerry 5th edition
  10. Game of Thrones SEASON 5 PREMIERE Screening!

For more options, don’t forget to check out Lebtivity.com.

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Volatile Cedar – A Cyber Espionage Operation by Lebanese Hackers

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Check Point Software Technologies, an Israeli IT Security firm, reported a couple of days ago the unveiling of a cyber espionage campaign that hit more than 10 countries including Lebanon, Israel, USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Peru, and Turkey, and traced back to Lebanese hackers with possible ties to some active political group (hinting at Hezbollah).

The operation was called “Volatile Cedar”, and experts claimed it has been ongoing since 2012 with targets being carefully chosen and ranging from defense contractors to telecom and media companies. Attackers infiltrated these organizations by mainly compromising their web servers and planting malware on them, and then waiting for server administrators to simply plug in some USB devices which led to infecting other servers and workstations. Check Point however did not provide additional information about neither the affected organization nor the nature of data that has been stolen.

I personally found the news quite surprising because such big espionage operations are usually sponsored by governments, and we all know we don’t have a cyber bureau in charge of similar things here. So one cannot but admire Hezbollah for their capabilities if it was really them behind it, and at the same time feel worried about some big firms being infiltrated like banks and our two mobile operators!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Volatile Cedar operation, you can download this document by Check Point with a lot of interesting technical information about the used malware.

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – April 1st 2015

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Here’s this week’s selection. It’s getting harder to limit my picks to 10 only, but I’m trying to make them as diverse as possible.

Don’t forget to check out Lebtivity.com for much more options.

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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – March 25th 2015

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My picks from Lebtivity for this week. Expect some outdoor activities in the coming ones as the weather gets warmer!
  1. Nuit des Musees 2015 – Museums Night 2015
  2. Toastmasters Lebanon Annual Convention 2015
  3. Sounds Of Victory
  4. Ultimate Personal Growth – Session 3
  5. The Dream Matcher Experience – Beirut
  6. ADONIS LIVE AT THE PLAYROOM
  7. Les Petits Diplomates – Savoir-Vivre Training for Children
  8. Friday Sessions at The Hub
  9. Hatha Yoga sessions at Harmony
  10. Sunday Ultimate (Frisbee) @ Rafic Hariri Stadium
More options are available on Lebtivity.com.
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Things to Do This Week in Lebanon – March 18th 2015

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Here are my picks from Lebtivity for this week. I made sure to include some plans for mother’s day for those of you who still have no idea how to surprise your mom!

  1. The Walk of Legends with Anthony Rizk
  2. Ultimate Personal Growth – Session 2
  3. Christophe en concert au Casino du Liban
  4. PechaKucha Night – Beirut Vol.22
  5. Public Speaking workshop at Skillz

Mother’s Day Special

  1. Mother’s Day at Venezia!
  2. Mother’s Day Celebration at Byblos Sur Mer
  3. Mother’s Day Event at The Peninsula
  4. « J’invite Maman » au MusicHall
  5. Marché aux fleurs, oiseaux et produits traditionnels – Byblos 2015
  6. Mother’s Day in support of CHANCE
  7. Mother’s day at Tokyo Lebanon with Sangria on the house
  8. Mother’s Day at Radisson Blu
  9. Mother’s Day: Self Make Up Session
  10. Meito Mother’s Day Brunch

Much more options are of course available on Lebtivity.com.

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