Archive for September, 2009

أهلاً وسهلاً… Ahlein! is a web 2.0 website where people can post for free their furnished apartments & other real estate properties (apartments, chalets, rooms, villas, shops, lands, …) in Beirut, and in the rest of Lebanon (It also covers Dubai, & Cairo)

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Jeux de la francophonie: villages des partenaires- Saifi Village

Le programme des animations

Lundi 28 Septembre
15h00 – 16h00 : Ouverture officielle du Village des Partenaires, accompagnée d’une parade musicale d’accueil, suivi d’un cocktail de presse
19h00 – 19h45 : Concert de Jean Goubald Kalala
19h00 – : Tombola au stand CDS Groupe
21h00 – 22h30 : Projection du film “Home” de Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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Who Wants To Leave Lebanon?

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The Age of Stupid, screening in Lebanon

The movie ‘The Age of Stupid‘ is coming soon showing now in Lebanon…

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Pancho Beach vs. ATCL (Kaslik)

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Why do people spend time on social networks?

According to Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, 70% of all social network actions are related to viewing pictures, 2 thirds of which are of women:

  • Men looking at women they don’t know
  • Men looking at women they do know.
  • Women look at other women they know.

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The Red Light district is closing

Amsterdam In the process of limit prostitution and foreign drug tourism, Amsterdam is shutting down the Red Light District!

According to Gadling:

The Amsterdam council is trying its best to change that image, and has started project “1012” (1012 is the postcode number for the city center).

The city has already purchased, and closed over 100 of the windows where women would display their “goods”. Next up are the many coffeeshops, which obviously sell more than just coffee. The city has created a multi-million Euro fund to pay for converting these stores to something less sleazy, like an ice cream shop or bar. One entrepreneur was paid 25 million Amsterdam Red Light DistrictEuro’s to close 60 of his windows, obviously making for a pretty decent retirement payment.

The end result should hopefully convert the old Wallen into a more tourist friendly district, without window after window of prostitution. That does not mean the city is completely abolishing the Red Light district – there will still be some windows, just a lot less than the current 482. Amsterdam clearly hopes to attract a different kind of tourist than the ones heading to their city for nothing more than sex and drugs.

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