1. SUNDAY SOAP WITH ALICE EDE
On Sunday July 26th, 2015, an activity around the soap took place at Alice Eddé Boutique in Byblos Old Souk. A traditional Lebanese product recreated by Mrs. Amal Bassil and Mr. Fady Abi Sleiman in front of the eyes of young and older explaining how the combination of olive oil and caustic soda can produce soap. Bubbles blown into the air put everyone in a friendly mood. The Alice Eddé soaps in lavender, jasmine and rose were available for visitors, as well as hand-crocheted loofa pouches filled with soap bits.
2. BMWLEADSTHERACEWITH MYSCHOLPULSE
With continuous support for the community, BMW Lebanon was the leading car in the annual Pulse 5K race by Myschoolpulse, with the BMW X4 leading the 5K race and the BMW 420i Coupe leading the 1K race. Now in its 6th edition, the Pulse 5K and 1K race took place on August 2 at the Faqra Club, Kfardebian mountain range, and is a fundraising event where people were invited to run, jog, or walk at their own pace. Myschoolpulse is a Lebanese NGO that helps cancer children pursue their education through private tutors, allowing them to attain the next school level while going through treatment.
3. BEIRUTINTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
The Beirut International Festival Association, chaired by Mrs. Lama Tammam Salam, was launched for the first time today during a press conference at the National Museum of Beirut in the presence of H.E. Mr. Michel Pharaon, Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mr. Rony Arayji, Minister of Culture, Mayor of Beirut Dr. Bilal Hamad, Governor of Beirut Judge Ziad Chebib, President of the National Heritage Foundation Ms. Mona Elias Hrawi, President of the Union of Editors, Mr. Elias Aoun, President of the Order of Journalists, Mr. Kaaki, General Manager of Solidere, Mr. Mounir Douaidy, representatives of the media and some of the 15 board members of the Beirut International Festival Association.
4. ALFA WARNS ITS SUBSCRIBERS OF A NEW VULNERABILITYONANDROIDDEVICES
As part of its constant efforts to protect the privacy to its subscribers and keep up with e-piracy developments worldwide to avoid falling victim to them, Alfa, managed by Orascom Telecom, informs its subscribers that security vulnerability was detected in Android smart phones. This vulnerability gives hackers full control of a phone by sending users an MMS such as images or video, thus enabling data theft and piracy of personal information, in addition to spying, data deletion or copying, app hacking, and other piracy acts.
5. REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE AT HILTON
At most hotels, waste is created at upwards of kg per guest per night, a large amount when multiplied by the number of hotels and guests around the world. Hilton Hotels in Beirut are well aware of these numbers, especially with the growing waste crisis affecting the whole of Lebanon. In this regard, and part of their “Travel with Purpose” CSR strategy, Hilton Hotels in Beirut have been recycling carton, paper, plastic, oil and food for the past 5 years in both their properties: Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace.