Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Swatch watchmaker Nicolas Hayek dies at 82

iloubnan.info - June 29, 2010

BEIRUT – The Lebanese-born founder of the Swiss watchmaker 'Swatch' has died at the age of 82, the company has announced. Nicolas Hayek, who was still chairman of the company, died unexpectedly at work on Monday. Mr. Hayek has been widely credited with saving the Swiss watch industry when he founded Swatch in 1985. It is now the world's biggest watchmaker and is expected to record sales of more than 6bn Swiss francs (£3.7bn; $5.5bn) this year.

hmmm sooo true... don't you think? ;)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A fundraising event to fight Breast Cancer : Think Pink event supports May Jallad Foundation

BEIRUT iloubnan.info - June 22, 2010

For the third year in a row, the “Think Pink” breast cancer charity dinner was held yesterday night at the Sky Bar to raise funds in support of breast cancer patients in Lebanon. With a guest list of more than 1000 contributors, the event managed to raise over $100,000 USD in 2009 - all of which was donated to the May Jallad Foundation for Cancer- a non-profit organization focused on providing those in need with the essential resources to survive cancer.

The “Think Pink” breast cancer annual event is organized by a group of young Lebanese humanitarians who were inspired by witnessing firsthand the struggle many women are forced to endure when fighting breast cancer. “We do this because 1 out of every 8 women will have to fight breast cancer… and if caught early and treated properly… 9 out of 10 women will beat it!” said Karim Jabado, creator of Think Pink, “Think Pink is a life-long commitment for me… the foremost goal is to create awareness and promote early detection”

The event is made possible by many sponsors including Hoffmann-La Roche, Mazda and De La Cour who aim to emphasize the needed support of a friend or a family member to women who discover they have breast cancer throughout their treatment and hopefully recovery process. “Women need to be encouraged to face the disease bravely, knowing that many of them have a chance for survival if they detect it early, and asking key questions about the type of breast cancer they have so they can get tailored treatment that best suits their case” said Leila Koleilat, Roche communication manager.

"We can really make a difference in the lives of patients who need our help to obtain vital treatment. The donations collected today will immensely contribute to improving the quality of life of cancer patients who would otherwise continue to suffer in the absence of treatment - all together, one small step at a time, we can do our part to make cancer a thing of the past," commented Rima Dandashi, president of the May Jallad Foundation for Cancer.

As the treatment is expensive and difficult to obtain, the Foundation raises money through donations and accordingly the funds are granted with equal selection opportunity for all the patients in need via a fair arrangement with Makassed General Hospital.

Think Pink (part III), raised +163,000$ last night in SkyBar Beirut for the May Jallad Foundation to support Breast Cancer patients! Well done cousin!! :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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La Fete De La Musique 2010

The Fete de la Musique in Lebanon which usually presents great artists and bands, will happen again as usual this 21st of June, 2010. It will take place in Beirut, Downtown area, Hamra and Gemmayze.

On the schedule:

DOME Dj's:
21h00 - VANCLODE JANDAM (Deep-House)
21h45 - DIRTY DIANA (Dubstep)
22h30 - INDEX/LEFT (LIVE set - Dubstep)
23h15 - NAMITO (Berlin, Tech-House)
00h00 - JADE (Tech-House)
00h45 - DEBRUIT (LIVE, Paris, Breaks)
01h30 - DIAMOND SETTER (Tech-house)
02h15 - DJ DANSZ (Techno)
03h00 - ALIAS & PURPLE (Tech-House)
04h00 - PSYCHOGENESIS (Psychedelic
DOME Vj’s:
21h00 - OFFWHITE visuals
00h45 - VJ MOSIG
02h15 - M.VISUALS

20h00 à 20h30 Champlain (chanson française)
20h40 à 21h10 Youmna Saba (folk libanaise)
21h20 à 21h50 Gus Farah (pop)
22h00 à 22h40 The Incompetents (pop alternative)
22h50 à 23h30 Ghazi Abdel Baki (arabo funksamba)
23h40 à 00h20 Fareeq El Atrash (hip hop)
00h30 à 01h00 Call Us Blue (soul / funk)

20h00 à 20h30 Bob Arja & t.b.b.t (rap)
20h35 à 21h00 I-Voice (rap)
21h10 à 21h40 Homemade (rock)
21h50 à 22h20 Belime (pop / rock)
22h30 à 23h00 The Puppeteers (funk / soul)
23h10 à 23h40 Meen (rock libanais)
23h50 à 00h10 The Musicians (blues / rock)
00h20 à 01h00 Scarface & Mc Box (raggae / Rn’B)

20h00 à 20h20 Vahan & the revolution of ants (musique du monde)
20h30 à 20h55 Shaba (folk)
21h05 à 21h30 Kristen Hope (folk / rock)
21h40 à 22h10 Sandmoon (lounge / rock)
22h20 à 22h50 Guaraná (musique brésilienne)
23h00 à 23h40 Vladimir Kurumilian & Allan Chaaraoui (improvisation piano)
23h50 à 00h20 Eardrum (rock alternatif)
00h30 à 01h00 Peter Jam (rock)

20h00 à 20h25 ZeineDin (Hip Hop)
20h30 à 20h55 Ashekman (Rap)
21h05 à 21h35 Zeid and the Wings (pop libanaise)
21h45 à 22h15 Lazzy Lung (rock arlternatif)
22h25 à 22h50 Limelight (Rock indé)
23h00 à 23h25 Circle of Fire (rock accoustique progressif)
23h35 à 00h05 Episode (symphonie progressive)
00h15 à 01h00 Dj Lethal Skillz (hip hop)

18h00 à 18h20 Orchestre de Chambre - Hamazkaine
18h30 à 18h55 Ensemble “Musique pour tous”
19h05 à 19h35 Ensemble de Guitares – Hamazkaine
18h00 à 20h00
Chorale du Lycée franco-libanais de Verdun
Chorale du Lycée Abdel Kader
Tony Bayeh (musique religieuse)
Chorale de l’International College
Chorale du Collège Protestant

19h00 à 20h30
Programme de l'Ecole de musique Ghassan Yammine
Chant moderne (pop, broadway, jazz)
Piano (Chopin, Schubert, debussy)
Chant classique (airs d'opéra)

HAMRA / Dany’s
20h00 à 20h30 Extravaganza
20h30 à 21h00 Banana Cognac
21h00 à 21h30 W.K. Bruce Lee
21h30 à 22h00 Raed Khazen trio
22h00 à 22h30 Double Act
22h30 à 23h00 5 sekonds Late

Parade (musique électronique)
20h00 à 22h30
Firas Safa (rap)
Mustafa (rap)
Bicro-phone (rap)
Jabha (rap)
Mohamed Fouad (tarab)
Karimbo Mixity (rap)
Beirut Bandits (rap)
Byroots B-Boyz (danseurs hip-hop)

Organizateurs et partenaires:
- Le Ministère de la Culture
- La Mission culturelle française au Liban
- Solidere
- The Basement
- Ecole de Musique Ghassan Yammine
- Céphée
- Zico House
- Dany’s
- Cotton Candy

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recruiting in Lebanon

Zod Security, a Lebanese based security company is recruiting for the following positions:

  1. Design / Commissioning Engineers
  2. Sales Executives
  3. Product Managers
Kindly send CVs to zod@zod.com.lb

Thursday, June 03, 2010

PoetryOutLoud --season1

PoetryOutLoud -- season 1

From: Friday, June 4, 2010
To: Sunday, June 6, 2010
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

@ Unesco Palace (Beirut)

PoetryOutLoud, seasonally, throws a poetry event, where a number of its members share and perform their work of poetry freely. The audience gets to experience different ideas and emotions that the poet would like to convey. Collectively, we explore new areas of expression and reaching out. The works are not restricted to any language.

Tickets are sold at Librarie Antoine for 20,000 L.L Or call 71 11 23 71
or visit http://www.poetry-out-loud.com/

To participate in the group and future events, or if you have any questions please check the "Join Us" and "Contact Us" pages on the website.


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