University final projects? Worry no more

Spotted these flyers near LAU main gate yesterday.

I wonder what are their rates! And what do they mean by “Multi Services…..”? what additional services do they offer?

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New Year’s Eve with Zein El-Atat!

That’s one ugly typo!

Source

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Speedy and Amigo wish you happy holidays

No matter how good or bad their service is, I just love MTC Touch’s 3G ads!

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Beirut ranked 170th in quality of living

The annual survey on the quality of living in 221 cities around the world by global consultants Mercer Human Resource Consulting ranked Beirut as the 170th most desirable city for overall living standards and 16th among 25 cities surveyed in the Middle East and North Africa region in 2011, as reported by Lebanon This Week, the economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group. Source

Pretty normal if up till now in 2011 we still have to worry about the basics like water and electricity.

According to the report also, European cities dominated the ranking with Vienna in the first place, while Baghdad (221) was the lowest ranking city in the world. And among the Arab country, Dubai (74) had the highest ranking.

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Lebanese police running a red light

The below photos were taken in Tallet El-Khayyat showing a police car running a red light. Definitely not a shocking scene as we’re all used to the reckless driving by the police in Beirut, but it’s cool to have their actions documented by Cheyef 7alak now!

And I know, they can always justify that by saying it was an emergency!

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Beirut parking meters – 3tineh khamsmiyyeh

This has got to be the perfect stencil graffiti for parking meters in Beirut, especially the ones in downtown Beirut where you can’t park until very late at night.

Thank you Raissa

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Beirut Theater will be demolished

I heard about the demolishing of Beirut Theater located in Ain El-Mrayseh earlier in November but coudn’t find any piece of news online to support the story until today morning.

I found this post by Marie-Josée Rizkallah over at “L’espace lunaire” blog about the matter, and a petition is now online calling for a sit-in in front of the Lebanese ministry of culture to save the theater by labeling it as a cultural heritage. Being real, I guess we all know these stuff never worked and the theater will eventually be demolished.

Anyway, a friend of mine told me that Beirut Theater is now open free for people who want to exhibit their work or performance until it completely closes down anytime soon.

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Snoop Dogg being sued by a Lebanese concert promoter

Lebanese police are reported to have started an investigation after a footage of Snoop Dogg smoking weed at some club in Beirut was featured in the music video for “That’s Tha Homie”.

Kalaouz claims Snoop blazed up some weed in the middle of a concert after-party — which is illegal in Lebanon — and then featured footage of the puff session in a music video for his song, “That’s Tha Homie” (image featured above).

Kalaouz claims Lebanese authorities caught wind of the weed smoking — and launched a criminal investigation into his company … leaving his reputation “severely damaged.” Source

Shu wi2fit 3a Snoop Dogg? The whole country has been high on something over the last few years!

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Waiting for Godot

The government always succeeds to leave us on our tiptoes waiting for the “next big thing” to solve the problems with our cellular networks.

It started with the poor service following the expansion two years ago, then the absence of 3G, and now the whole mess they got themselves into after introducing 3G! Thus the need for $110 million now to enhance the two networks and eventually put an end to the problems in 8 months.

“I am happy to announce to the Lebanese that the National Quality of Services for the cellular networks will put an end to the poor mobile services. This plan will take eight months to be completed. But the Lebanese will feel the positive results in two to three months. Today I have signed the appropriate investment decision which will allow the two cellular companies, Mtc Touch and Alfa, to start work on this big project,” the minister said. Source

I wonder what are we going to anticipate next!

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Beirut Hotel banned in Lebanon?

Danielle Arbid just posted on her Facebook page that her new movie “Beirut Hotel“, which was scheduled to be released on January 19th 2011, will banned because it endangers Lebanon’s security!

I JUST BEEN NOTIFIED THAT MY LATEST FEATURE FILM BEIRUT HOTEL CANNOT BE SHOWN IN LEBANON ! ITS RELEASE IN BEIRUT, ORGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 19 JANUARY 2012, HAS JUST BEEN CANCELLED. THE CENSORSHIP COMMITTEE ARGUED THAT : “THE FILM WOULD ENDANGER LEBANON’S SECURITY.”
PLEASE SPREAD THE NEWS AND MOBILISE AGAINST MIDDLE AGES CENSORSHIP. I NEED YOUR SUPPORT…

What a shame! As if the irresponsible statements (or farts?) our politicians make don’t endanger Lebanon’s security every single day!

Update (December 12, 2011):

The Daily Star published today that the movie was banned because it mentions the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri!

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