Rotaract clubs in Lebanon

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2011-12-30

Rotaract clubs help young men and women develop their potential and bring a valuable contribution to society.

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored program for young men and women aged 18 to 30. Its aim is to help young generations develop their leadership, organizational and communication skills, promote friendship and international understanding and improve their communities. 

Bassma supports Lebanese families

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2011-11-11

BASSMA (“smile” in Arabic): a name that spreads joy and security in the heart of every family in need. Bassma is a Lebanese association created in 2002. It will organize a fundrising dinner on December 4 at Mandaloun, in Mar Mkhael. Focus on this organization that saw the light thanks to the devotion of a group of young Lebanese.

BASSMA is a Lebanese humanitarian organization that saw the light in November 2002. It mainly aims at rehabilitating the most deprived Lebanese families. This apolitical and non religious organization was born to give back hope to young Lebanese who feel emptiness in their daily lives and want to be useful and active in their society.

IndyACT :Be a Change to Make a Change

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2011-09-15

The League of Independent Activists (IndyACT) is the best environmental, social and cultural means to achieve a healthy, safe and equitable planet. Through this small number of concerned individuals, huge changes were made at numerous levels…But many goals are still waiting to be reached, and IndyACT will always be ready to take the adequate action…What is IndyACT? How does it work exactly?

IndyACT is a league of expert activists working hand in hand to make a positive difference on this planet. It was born after the July 2006 war on Lebanon, when a group of skilled activists from various countries stood up together against the worst environmental tragedy: 10,000 tons of fuel oil were spilled into the sea, due to the Israeli bombing of the Jiyeh power plant in Lebanon!

Carlos Ghosn: an Iron Hand in a Businessman’s Glove

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2011-08-26

Carlos Ghosn… A Lebanese businessman who straightened up Nissan and decreased its debts... Thanks to him, this company was able to see the light once again in less than three years. According to many magazines (Financial Times, Fortune), Ghosn, the “Cost Killer”, is one of the ten strongest leaders on the planet….How did this man build his career?

On March 9, 1953, Carlos Ghosn was born in Porto Velho, Brazil, where his grandfather had emigrated when he was young. Originally from a Lebanese family, he came to Lebanon with his mother at the age of six and continued his studies with the Jesuits. After the secondary studies, he headed to France at the age of 17 and entered the Polytechnic School, then the Mines of Paris. Ghosn was good at five languages that he had heard and learned since his childhood (Arabic, French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish).

Rabih Kayrouz : a new promising talent according to Elle magazine

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2011-07-11

The Lebanese designer Rahib Kayrouz is part of the 8 new fashion talents selected and supported by Elle magazine. The last 5th may, he was rewarded for its entire creations. Flashback on an uncommon career, an atypical character.

After several months of selection, the prestigious jury, composed of international fashion people such as Nathalie Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Agnès b., has designated on may 5th the eight winners based on a pre-selection made by Elle magazine fashion team. Among the 2011 winners, Rabih Kayroux fashion house, has been rewarded for its talent. “My clothes have to dance around bodies” declares Rabih with his own tone of poesy and innocence.

Rabih Kayrouz : a new promising talent according to Elle magazine

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2011-07-11

The Lebanese designer Rahib Kayrouz is part of the 8 new fashion talents selected and supported by Elle magazine. The last 5th may, he was rewarded for its entire creations. Flashback on an uncommon career, an atypical character.

After several months of selection, the prestigious jury, composed of international fashion people such as Nathalie Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Agnès b., has designated on may 5th the eight winners based on a pre-selection made by Elle magazine fashion team. Among the 2011 winners, Rabih Kayroux fashion house, has been rewarded for its talent. “My clothes have to dance around bodies” declares Rabih with his own tone of poesy and innocence.

Bachir Gemayel: A portrait in the Wake of the 20th anniversary of his assasination.

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2011-04-27

Next year the 20th anniversary of Bachir Gemayel’s assasination will be commemorated, hence the portrait of this influental figure in Lebanese history.

Bachir Gemayel was born into Lebanon’s Maronite bourgeoisie. Born on November 10 1947 in Bikfaya, in the heartlands of the Christian mountains, the son of a chemist followed a classical path : Jesuit secondary school, then Saint Joseph university, from which he graduated 1971 in law. But the sportive and solitairy man was notably the youngest follower of Pierre Gemayel, who founded in 1936 the Phalangist party (Kataeb Lubnaniyya), which bases nationalism on Christian morality and military discipline.

Gebran Tuéni

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2011-03-05

On December the 12th 2005, Gebran Tueni was killed in car bomb attack a few months after the assassination of his fellow journalist friend Samir Kassir. This wave of terror among the intelligentsia of Lebanon, launched with the assassination of Rafiq Hariri aimed at the anti-Syrian opposition. With the death of Gebran Tueni is not only one a symbolic political movement that fell apart. It was also the end of a character who down to his genes represented Lebanon, and a dream of unity for this multi-confessionnal country.

If Gebran Tueni has become what he was, a journalist, a politician and an intellectual all at once, it began with a legacy from his parents. His father first was a famous figure in the Lebanese daily An Nahar. Educated at Harvard university long regarded as the best faculty in the world, Ghassan Tueni, a Christian, returned to Lebanon to move to the head of the newspaper. He was also an MP, a minister and UN ambassador. Gibran's mother was a Druze.

Samir Kassir

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2011-02-02

On June 2nd, 2005, the Franco-Lebanese intellectual, historian and journalist, Samir Kassir, was killed in a suicide car bomb. This murder falls within the wave of political assassinations that shook the country between 2005 and 2008. This great figure of struggle for freedom of expression, whom we are drawing the portrait here, still impregnates Lebanon with its memory.

Even if Samir Kassir did grow up in Lebanon, it is worth noting that his origins are from Palestine and Syria. Like many of his compatriots, he left Lebanon to pursue his studies at the prestigious University of “la Sorbonne” in Paris. He graduated with two degrees in Philosophy and Political Philosophy and a PhD in Modern History. Even if he did return to his native land, he remained committed to the academic field and became a junior lecturer at the Political Science Department of “Université Saint-Joseph”.

Zuhair Murad

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2011-05-07

Designer Zuhair Murad recently opened facilities in Gemmayzeh. This is the occasion to focus on this famous figure of the international fashion world. Behind his quiet appearance, the 40-year-old dark-haired man is constantly concerned with the tiny details…and these details are what make the difference in the eyes of professionals and clients.

Always listening to the person addressing him, Zuhair Murad weighs every word he says. He cares about using the right term, just as he cares about the finesse of the tiny hands working on his creations.