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Roadster Diner To Donate A Full Working Lab To The Health Ministry

Roadster Diner has re-asserted its commitment to food safety and quality and has decided to donate a full working lab to the Ministry of Public Health to improve their capabilities. Of course this is a good move but I am honestly quite surprised that the full report hasn’t been issued yet by Minister Bou Faour. We know nothing about the nature of the violations, the standards applied etc …

Lebanon Solves Global Food Crisis – By Eating Faeces

The tiny nation of Lebanon has come up with a radical solution to solve the global food crisis that will go a long way towards creating a sustainable food source for the entire planet: human faeces. The bold scheme has been running for a few years now and has proved so successful that the country has decided to publicise it and launch a campaign to make it go global.

Lebanese Men With Beards: Hipsters or Jihadists?

It’s hard to be a hipster in Lebanon as cops might mistake you for a terrorist if you have a long beard, just like what happened with Lebanese Rapper AA the Preacherman back in January. Kayan Bartender Mazen Hariz has the same problem as he gets mistaken for a Jihadist at checkpoints and was once threatened by a police officer.

MTV Ursula Daccache Gets (Surprise?) On-Air Proposal

So she didn’t recognize her boyfriend’s voice?
[YouTube]

Lebanese Karen Shammas & Nacif Elias Win Medals At The 2014 Phuket Asian Beach Games

Karen Shammas was competing in the Sambo competition and won a silver medal after beating Korea and Syria in the quarter and semi finals respectively. As for Nacif Elias, he won a bronze medal in Jiu Jitsu after winning 3 games out of 4. [Sports-961]
Nacif has won a silver medal for Lebanon as well at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon back in September.
Congrats to both athletes!

Al Rifai Breaking The Internut

Chou we2fit 3a Kim?

We Google Translated A Thomas Friedman Article Into Arabic And Back Into English And Now It Makes Sense

We were perplexed by Thomas Friedman's latest article so we Google translated it into Arabic and back into English and now it makes much more sense. Below is the direct results from Google, unaltered. 
Freud and the Middle East

Thomas Friedman

What Could غير مطابق Mean?

via Al Jomhouria

London’s ‘Gherkin’ Tower Sold To Lebanese-Brazilian Billionaire Joseph Safra

Joseph Safra is presumably the richest banker in the world and is the top ranked Lebanese in the world’s richest Arabs list.
The Safra Group bought the Gherkin for a bit over 1 Billion Dollars.

Jean-Paul Goude recreates iconic photo with Kim Kardashian #paper #breaktheinternet


Strange... I've seen this photo before... To paraphrase Grace Jones' hit, the muse of none other than legendary creator Jean-Paul Goude. Goude is the man behind today's photos which broke the internet, and no wonder since Paper magazine actually wanted us to #breaktheinternet.

Kol ….. Wou Chkor!

via Al Jomhouria
Haha!

Did The Ministry Of Health Inspect Beirut’s Public Slaughterhouse?

I posted this video a year ago. Compassion in World Farming visited the Karantina Slaughterhouse and were shocked by what’s happening there. Since the Ministry of Health is launching a food safety campaign, it would be a great idea to start with the Beirut Slaughterhouse where most of the restaurants in Lebanon get their meat from.

The Ethiopian Worker Who Jumped Off The Fourth Floor Is Recovering And Will Be Fine

I am sure you all saw the video of the Ethiopian housekeeper who tried to commit suicide in Salim Salam. Well the good news is that she did not die and is recovering at the hospital right now. Unfortunately though, we still don’t know why she decided to jump as her employer is denying the fact that he didn’t book an airline ticket for her to go back home.

6 Awesome Calligraffiti Pieces in Tripoli by Hayat Chaaban

Hayat Chaaban is a young street artist from Tripoli who I had the fortune of meeting during my latest visit to Tripoli. In a city damaged with the scars of conflict, crumbling under the weight of neglect and suffocating amid the posters of politicians that disfigure its charm, Hayat’s work lifts its spirits up just a little bit, while preserving its Arab culture and heritage.
Here are a few pieces I chose, and some captions underneath them translated from what Hayat has told me about them.

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