Month: January 2017

Total 8 Posts

Lebanese woman breaks world record for one of the longest live TV broadcasts  

Dalia Freyfer is visually impaired. She lost her eyesight at just 18 years of age. But, she never let that define her or stand in the way of her dreams. Freyfer has just set a new Guinness World Record for one of the longest broadcasts by a television presenter after

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The world is getting warmer — and so is Beirut

According to recently released independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. This makes 2016 not only the most hated year to have passed, but also the third year in a row to

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Meet Baloo, Lebanon’s ‘last’ Syrian bear. He hates his wife

We all read the story of the Syrian brown bear sighting that happened last week. The news was so happily received that it went viral, casting a shadow over others in a matter of minutes. But, while the bear we reported on was spotted in the wild, this one is not.

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Beirut seagull slaughter could go on for four years: activists

Lebanon is waging a war on birds, seagulls to be specific, in hopes of decreasing the threat of bird strikes in and around Beirut International Airport – the country’s only port of aerial entry for passengers. Over the weekend, dozens of hunters were spotted shooting dead birds at a close

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Costa Brava landfill ordered shut after airport bird scare. Will the trash return?

Mount Lebanon Judge of Urgent Matters Hassan Hamdan has ordered the temporary closure of the Costa Brava seaside dump site south of Beirut for fears of a possible aviation catastrophe. The decision, which is a major development, comes after sources confirmed several aircrafts had encountered seagulls on the runways of Beirut

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Soaring bird numbers spark aviation safety concerns in Lebanon

The threat of bird-strikes in and around Beirut airport is not recent; it’s an issue that’s been raised time and time again by the media, environmentalists, and concerned citizens since a landfill was built next to Beirut International Airport –the country’s only port of aerial entry for passengers- as one

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Social media outrage is no cure for “bad” media

The first local media event of the New Year was the unloading of caskets clad in the Lebanese flag on the tarmac of Beirut International Airport. Young, Lebanese citizens went to Turkey in pursuit of merriment, only to be caught up, alongside 39 other victims, in one of the the

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