Shark hunted off Chekka coast today

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Around a month ago, a fisherman caught an 800Kg shark off the Mina coast of Tripoli, and just today another one was hunted near Chekka.

I’m not sure if these sharks are dangerous or not, but I don’t think fisherman should go after them especially if they find them away of the spots where people swim.

Update:
This seems to be an old photo. I should have verified before publishing the post.

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Air Arabia fixed Lebanon’s map!

Seems like someone at Air Arabia felt like Lebanon’s map is too wide from the top so he/she decided to fix it!

But seriously now, how can someone get a map wrong in 2014?!

via Bikaffe

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Al Jadeed News Fail – Hitler cheered in his grave for Germany’s win!

This is quite weird and awkward! Zeinab Abdel Sater and Jad Ghosn from Al Jadeed TV concluded their report about the world cup final game by stating that Hitler cheered in his grave for Germany’s win! (At the 1m50s mark)

They definitely need to have their reports reviewed before airing next time!

via Ali Mourad

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Video of the Mannschaft fans going crazy in Hamra

This is insane! Check how the fans of Germany celebrated in Hamra following the win over Argentina in the world cup final last night!

On a side note, I’m a fan of Germany too and have been waiting for this moment for 24 years now! :D

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Custom fees to be imposed on orders from AliExpress?

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I’m not a big fan of AliExpress as I have tried it once and wasn’t very satisfied with the stuff I received, however I know a lot of people who are literally addicted to it and keep ordering cheap stuff from it!

The reason why these people love AliExpress is because they pay very low shipping fees and absolutely no custom dues when their packages arrive to Lebanon since they’re labeled as gifts, which sounds like a steal if the stuff you’re ordering are of really good value.

However, I’ve been hearing from several sources lately that the Lebanese Customs will soon be forcing high fees on all packages received from AliExpress due to the large amount of orders being placed and affecting local sellers here. But I couldn’t make sure if this is really going to happen or not, so it would be good if someone from LibanPost or the Lebanese customs can confirm or deny it.

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Meet Kiki C – A supposedly Lebanese rapper

Kiki C labels herself on Facebook as a Lebanese rapper but she seems more like an exotic model to me!

So far, we know almost nothing about her except that she has has released one song called “The Mediterranean” and claims to have been on tour with Snoop Dogg.

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I guess she will soon make it to Lebanese TV shows the same way Myriam Klink and Lara Kay did, and we will eventually learn what is she up to!

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Maya Diab on Ramez Qersh El Baher

As every year, Ramez Galal always manages to pull the scariest pranks on celebrities! It’s good no one has fainted on the show yet.

Another Lebanese celebrity who also got pranked on Ramez Qersh El Baher is Nawal El Zoghbi.

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Careem – Another cab app launched in Beirut!

Seems like it’s the cab apps day on the blog today! I was searching for similar services to Uber in the region and came across this article on the launching of Careem in Beirut.

Careem is yet another cab app that connects passengers to drivers and works exactly the same way as Uber, except that I felt like the booking process is smoother in Uber. What remains now though is knowing which one has the best fares and service.

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Careem is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry.

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Uber launches in Beirut

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Uber is a on-demand car service based in San Francisco, California that connects passengers with drivers in over 140 cities through a mobile app allowing customers to order a ride, track their driver’s location, and finally pay using their credit card.

They have already been operating in several cities across the middle east, and they just announced today on their blog expanding to Beirut with Pierre Rabbat and Daniella Rahme being the first two to try their service.

I downloaded their app (Available on both iOS and Android) and found it quite easy to use. You first need a couple of minutes to create an account and verify your mobile number and you’re good to go. To order a ride, you choose the vehicle type you want and mark the location from which the driver should expect picking you up from and wait. When you reach your destination, your credit card will be automatically billed with no need to tip or carry cash.

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I haven’t tried using the service yet so I can’t tell how good are their fares compared to local taxi companies and shared taxi service. However, they’re offering a couple of promo codes one for $20 (“UberLovesBeirut”) and the other for $30 (“rabbat“) which I guess is enough for us to assess the service.

Thanks @Chemali

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Hilarious Netherlands football fan from Lebanon

This video was taken when Arjen Robben won a penalty against Mexico. I hope this guy doesn’t get a heart attack by the time the world cup ends!

Update:
I just noticed the video has been removed from Facebook. I will share it again once I find it somewhere else.

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