Tommorrowland is the largest music festival in the world. It takes place in Belgium every year and draws thousands of people.
Lebanon is one of seven countries that will be a part of the Tomorrowland’s international festivals. The special effects at the festival will be synchronized with the show in Belgium “adding value to the global connection,” the official website says.
WAAAUB stands for the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut. The alumni group has chapters in countries all over the world.
According to their Facebook page, the group was formed as a “platform to allow fellow AUBites in the UK and abroad to network and socialize while also raising funds to support AUB’s financial aid program.”
The Saturday program included remarks by Clooney and her father Ramzi Alamuddin. The ticket price was about $230.
Her father is from Baakline, a village in the Chouf district. He received an MBA degree at the American University of Beirut and was the owner of COMET travel agency.
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Great news for football fans in Lebanon! The Lebanese government has reached a preliminary deal to acquire the broadcast rights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, according to a source close to Beirut-based newspaper An-Nahar.
Under the terms of the deal, Tele Liban will broadcast the World Cup games free-of-charge through its local broadcast network.
Tele Liban is the country’s public television network, owned by the Lebanese government.
According to An-Nahar, the preliminary deal allows the Lebanese government to work with SAMA Group to air the games. SAMA is the only channel in Lebanon that holds distribution rights to beIN Sports to broadcast the World Cup.
SAMA previously charged 150,000LL, or about $100, for the World Cup package, while Tele Liban aims to broadcast it for free.
The announcement comes one month after Lebanese Information Minister Melhem Riachy said negotiations were underway with SAMA group to provide live coverage of the games for free.
A source told An-Nahar that the deal will be publicly announced a few days after the tournament kicks off in Moscow on June 14.
The reported deal is expected to cost mobile operators Alfa and Touch about $5 million each on a contract fee on behalf of the government, An-Nahar added.
A talented Lebanese duo performed a stunning rendition of the song ‘Zombie’ by Irish rock band The Cranberries.
Luciana Zogbi and Andre Soueid posted their cover on YouTube, and the video quickly garnered more than 220,000 views.
“I grew up listening and loving this song,” Zogbi wrote. “It’s amazing how the lyrics are still relevant and resonate deeply with people up to this day.”
‘Zombie’ was written to remember the victims of two separate bomb attacks in 1993 in Warrington, England.
“With everything that’s going on in the world, Andre and I felt like creating our own rendition,” Zogbi added. “Andre’s poignant violin added beautifully to the song. I feel honored to have met and collaborated with this talented soul.”
WATCH: Zombie – The Cranberries Cover by Luciana Zogbi and Andre Soueid:
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Over the years, NBA star LeBron James has had many players supporting during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat.
Two of his former Cleveland teammates, Lee Nailon and Ronald Murray, also played in the Lebanese Basketball League.
Nailon was a second round pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1999 NBA Draft. After a few years and a handful of other teams, he played on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2003-04 season alongside LeBron James.
The Cavaliers did not the qualify for the playoffs for the season, and afterwards Nailon did not remain with the team.
For the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Nailon played for the Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut Club, also known as Al Riyadi.
Meanwhile, Ronald Murray was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft.
He played for the Cavaliers for the 2005-06 season, alongside LeBron James who was averaging almost 31 points in the playoffs.
On April 11, 2014, he signed with Al Mouttahed Tripoli Club of Lebanon for the 2013–14 season.
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