Archive for September, 2008

On Thursday, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman met with US President George W. Bush and other US officials. Sleiman also delivered a speech before the UN General Assembly earlier this week. The Lebanese president told his fellow citizens that Lebanese emigrants should defend their country’s cause and do their best to serve their nation. Sleiman said that […]

You may have noticed my slack in posting. Many changes in my personal and professional life and yet another major relocation. The news that grabbed my attention today in passing, was the incentive package by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Offered as an aid package of $44 Million to cover tuition fees and books for […]

This came as a shock frankly, more so to any Israeli. Yesterday, a defense analyst, who advises American ground forces, said to rebuild the Georgian military along conventional lines might be the wrong approach. Instead he suggested a different force model, that of Hezbollah. What Hezbollah did so effectively, as was shown in the 2006 […]

In the field of Information Technology and Bio Tech, Silicon Valley (South San Francisco) ranks as the best place for Venture Capitalists to invest in, home to ex-garage startups like Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, eBay, Salesforce, IBM, Apple, HP, VMware… etc and home to Standford University and UC Berkeley (campus which founded the Hippie movement); While […]

Sarmad Albert Rihani was recently elected governor in the Structural Engineering Institute in the US out of 11 governors who compose this council. This body of professional governors suggests legal federal projects that are discussed and issued by the US Congress. The Professional Engineering Committee of the institute held its first annual conference, chaired by […]

Lebanese are not allowed to vote from abroad. The memo. The Administration and Justice Parliamentary committee on Monday urged Lebanese citizens living abroad to register with the respective Lebanese embassies so that their names would be included in the voters’ lists for the 2009 elections. Committee Chairman Robert Ghanem told reporters Lebanese diplomatic missions would […]



We in the rest of the world, put spaces after our commas. I don’t know about you, I’ve certainly seen people count differently, but in most I’ve seen in Lebanon count the first way.

LDN’s Consultant & Associate Director of the Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC) Hourani to NOW Lebanon: What does Lebanon’s high emigration rate mean for the country? Guita G. Hourani is the associate director of the Lebanese Emigration Research Center at Notre Dame University in Zouk and a member of the university’s Research Board. She has […]

   Projection du documentaire  “Souha Bechara, survivre à l’enfer” suivie d’une discussion avec Souha Bechara Vendredi 12 septembre – 21h Cinéma Les 3 Luxembourg 67 rue Monsieur le Prince 75006 Paris Métro : Odéon  / RER B : Luxembourg PAF: 5 EUR

A new browser entered the market yesterday; If you are using Internet Explorer, you are way behind; at least to any Firefox (or Safari) user. Not to feel embarrassed or anything, but the new Google Chrome browser, I have to admit, after thorough tests, came out really lightweight, and runs 1/3 of the memory of […]

An imam was killed yesterday & five people wounded. The shooting erupted between Sunnis and Alawites (whose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a follower of the faith) in the village of Sheikhlar in the Northern region of Akkar. The village lies about 50 kilometers north of Tripoli, the scene of a recent spate of deadly […]


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