At first, I couldn't believe it. ALBA students are well-known as the country's most eccentric, artsiest and of course most weirdly dressed. To hear about such a silly, archaic rule that bans guys from wearing shorts (lolwut?!) These dudes made this video of them going to campus wearing kilts (or skirts, whatever floats your boat) making use of the loophole that what's banned is men wearing shorts.
In 2000, economist Steven Levitt and sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics about the internal wage structure of a Chicago drug gang. This piece would later serve as a basis for a chapter in Levitt’s (and Dubner’s) best seller Freakonomics.  The title of the chapter, “Why drug dealers still live with their moms”, was based on the finding that the income distribution within gangs was extremely skewed in favor of those at the top, while the rank-and-file street sellers earned even less than employees in legitimate low-skilled activities, let’s say at McDonald’s.
Note Taker/Rapporteur Position
Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is the largest dedicated international non-governmental organization working in the field of conflict transformation. Operating within 34 countries, SFCG uses creative, multi-faceted approaches to help divided communities understand differences while working toward commonalities. SFCG has been working in Lebanon since 2008 and works to promote social cohesion through a combination of leadership initiatives, journalism, and conflict sensitivity training.
Summary of Position
The SFCG Lebanon program is seeking a short-term Note taker/Rapporteur (consultancy position) to help implement focus groups with community members in Hbeish.
Note taker/Rapporteur Responsibilities
The note taker will be responsible for:
§ Taking notes during 15 focus groups with different stakeholders from the Hbeish community
§ Translating the notes into English for analysis
· Bachelor’s Degree, Master Degree preferred, in psychology, sociology, social work, international affairs, or related topic
· Excellent in both Arabic and English
· Strong listening skills and attention to detail
· High level of personal accountability and responsibility
· Strong listening and analytical skills
· Availability during the month of December 2013
· Strong analytical skills
· 2 or more years work experience
· Previous training in or exposure to data collection, note taking, gender sensitivity, conflict resolution, or other relevant topics
· Experience working with international NGOs
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and current resume to email@example.com with the subject heading: Note taker.
SFCG is currently looking for a full-time intern to follow the social media strategy for a crowd-funding campaign (November 2013-January 2014).
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 400 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 30 offices, including in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Africa.
In Lebanon SFCG has been active since 2008 with a series of projects involving the media and focusing on the role of youth in conflict transformation dynamics. Through TV series such as Kilna bil Hayy and The Team, SFCG has been promoting a common Lebanese identity. In parallel to the media strategy SFCG collaborates with local and international partners to empower youth in Lebanon to develop and act upon a more inclusive national identity that emphasizes the common good, shuns sectarian and ethnic divisions and inspires others.
SFCG is currently producing a video game to encourage interaction among youth in Lebanon and to train youth in conflict resolution skills and tools.
The Intern will be responsible for:
· Conducting a social media campaign on various social media websites. (tweeting at least 3 times a day and posting on facebook and on video game website during the peak hours)
· Conduct research for endorsers and sponsors both online and offline
· Contact relevant websites and bloggers to endorse and/or promote the campaign
· Assist in managing the media relations for the promotion of the game
· Assist in the management of the social media accounts and posting of material
· Assist in developing strategies to generate traffic on the social media accounts to ensure the success of the campaign
As internship descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
Deadline for application: November 31 2013
Interested candidates should send CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, symbols are a necessity, symbols may help in the creation of a “national” “unity”.
But which unity? which nation??
a nation that does not give the civil and political rights to half of its citizens?
women are not citizens, …. their are 2nd class citizens!!
a nation where the citizens pay member of parliaments , for them to stay home or bribe pple instead of legiferate??
our parliament is not able to meet in a general assembly to vote for important laws !!!
a nation where security = zero and less??
even on the roads safety doesn’t exists… people can get smashed in their cars, watch young kids doing circus exercises on their motorbike on the roads, or get burned after an explosion!!!
a nation where politics = political heritage, = patriarchy = feudalism = I must be the wife, the sister, the daughter of a “martyr” !!
a nation without a law regulating political parties!!!!!
do I continue??
oh I can’t forget and shouldn’t miss the unforgettable :
a nation in which citizens are not equal!!! yes yes!! my nation “state” is all that, and bardo I ‘ll continue to protest, mobilize and struggle for the country I do love!! a country I wish will be able to progress and transform in a ” state of law”
I loved it. They took something going quite viral online around the world, and turned it into something really relevant for Lebanon, at an appropriate time. For those of you who aren't familiar with the original photo, check it out here.
Kudos to Volvo Lebanon, it's nice when you see ads that aren't just copy-pasted, but made a bit more relevant to the tough times and the Lebanese attitude towards them.
Happy Independence Day everyone...
dears, attention I did not write this post, I am re-blogging it!
I do think that those social characters are shared between all girls, not only Lebanese, but yes yes, I liked this post
The Real Lebanese Girl:
The Lebanese girl is a caring and loyal friend, and she values friendship a lot. She is always there to listen, to give advice, and would do anything to help her friends when they need it. She is there in the good times and in the bad times.
She is open-minded, has an open heart and does not judge, yet she is also conservative and has her values.
She is beautiful, elegant and very fashion oriented, but there is a lot more to her than her outer beauty. She is smart, talented, successful and independent. She is a hard-worker who takes on responsibilities, well educated, and sometimes even over qualified. She has a Master’s degree, and she’ll even surprise you with a PhD.
She is very generous, very welcoming, and an excellent host. She’ll offer you her food, home, car, cloths if she thinks you need it.
She is not afraid to give compliments, because she knows it won’t make her any less beautiful. She appreciates the good people in her life, and will show her appreciation whenever she can. She is genuine and real, and will not waste time around people who don’t matter.
She likes to have fun, laugh out loud, enjoy a drink, and she loves to party. She likes to go to the new and happening places to enjoy good times with her friends and not just to be seen.
She may not be the best driver in the world, but at least she gets around by herself, and doesn’t need a man in a luxury car to come and pick her up and drive her around.
She loves to be treated like a princess, but she’ll also treat her man like a king. She likes to be pampered and invited every now and then, but she doesn’t depend on anyone.
Every now and then, she likes to reward herself with some expensive and branded cloths, but on her regular days, she is more than happy to dress in the down to earth Mango, Zara, Vero Moda, H&M outfits
She values family dearly and gives extreme importance to family time. She is an appreciative and loving daughter, a caring and protective sister, and a devoted mother.
She travels around the world, but never forgets her roots, her family and her friends.
She’ll never miss any of your events. She’ll party with you on your birthday, celebrate with you on your graduation, send you flowers on your engagement, get drunk with you on your bachelorette, and be the first at your wedding. She’ll also hold your hand at your relative’s funeral, check on you when you’re sick, bring you chocolate during your exams, and jog with you to help you lose the calories once you’re done.
She is ambitious and follows her dreams. She is passionate about certain causes, pours her heart into campaigns and charities, and attends fundraising and awareness events for causes she believes in.
She is a jewel that deserves to be appreciated and praised. She is rare, but she still exists.
Like and share if you know any real Lebanese girls like that!