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Patrice Evra

Written byLea
on 2018-02-08
Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra, the former Manchester United and Juventis left back, had a contract with Marseille that was cancelled after he kicked out...

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Sexually Assaulted at School

Written byPerla
on 10 February 2018
Sexually Assaulted at School

A 14-year-old girl at Miami Carol City Senior High School was sexually assaulted by three boys at her school. The school suspended the three boys along with the girl, who said that she “couldn’t breathe” and was “chocking and crying”. The school claimed that the incident was “consensual” because the girl did not scream or run away. Later on, it was discovered that one of the boys who raped her was HIV-positive. Even though the girl is now on HIV medication, she will have to wait for a year before knowing if she has contracted the disease. Her heartbroken mom...

Beyond the Milky Way

Written byAntranik
on 03 February 2018
Beyond the Milky Way

NASA astronomers claim to have discovered unknown planets centered outside the Milky Way using a microlensing technique. The planets vary in size, and they are located in a galaxy 3.8 billion light years away from our own. “Using quasar microlensing, we were able to detect free-floating objects in the RXJ 1131-1231 lens galaxy that range from the mass of the Moon to the mass of Jupiter,” said University of Oklahoma astronomers Professor Xinyu Dai and Dr. Eduardo Guerras. “This is an example of how powerful the techniques of analysis of extragalactic microlensing can be,” the scientists claim. This discovery has...

Multimillionaire CEO Goes Missing

Written byDana
on 31 January 2018
Multimillionaire CEO Goes Missing

The boat of the multimillionaire Quicksilver boss, Pierre Agnes, washed up empty on Tuesday on a French beach.  Agnes, the CEO of Boardriders, Quicksilver’s parent company, is a former professional surfer. At 54, he had been living in Capbreton with his wife and three daughters and had headed out of a surfing resort for his usual morning fishing trip in southwest France.  Four vessels and four helicopters set out to search for him after the boat, ‘Mascaret III’, was found stranded on the beach, along the French coast north of Biarritz.  The local coastguard suspended the search operation on Tuesday night and resumed it the following...

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Can Art Change the World?

Written byMayssa
on 2018-02-03
Can Art Change the World?

Can art be used to change the world? There are many artists who use their art to fight for a cause they are passionate about. In France, an association called “l’atelier des artistes en exil” organized an art exhibition for refugee artists to help them display their creations in Palais-Royal, in Paris. The participating artists range from photographers and filmmakers to painters and sculptors, and even writers and comedians. One of the artists, Mohamed Hijazi, is a Syrian refugee who expresses himself through amateur films about the atrocities happening in the Syrian war. Another artist is all about empowering women. Shehzil Malik, an inspiring Pakistani artist, created a clothing line that promotes feminism. She said that her clothes are “not...

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Love, A Chemical History

Written byGhyd
on 2018-01-05
Love, A Chemical History

In The Sun is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon explains that all human beings need love in their lives. Anybody can love at any point in his/her life. But love, contrarily to what is assumed, is a complex phenomenon. It is made of 3 stages. The first stage is lust. It is controlled by testosterone and estrogen. Then comes attraction. Attraction is mostly when couples enjoy being united with...

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Changing the World with a Smile

Written byLea
on 2018-02-10
Changing the World with a Smile

Lucas Warren is an 18-month-old baby from Dalton, Georgia who was born with Down's syndrome. On Wednesday February 10, 2...

Incredible Lebanon

“Golden” Lebanese Fashion Designing

Written byGhyd
on 2018-01-26
“Golden” Lebanese Fashion Designing

Lebanon has been steadily forging a name for itself in the Haute couture fashion world as Lebanese fashion designers hav...

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Support for Local Businesses

Written byPaola
on 2018-02-13
Support for Local Businesses

Indiana, the state known for its farmland and auto race, created an organization called the Indiana Growth to support lo...

Bye Bye Traffic! Welcome to the Era of Sea-Taxi

Created on 05 May 2017

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Imagine the day you'd no longer have to endure hours of being stuck in traffic and getting late to work or school. Instead, you'd arrive in no time, stress-free to your destination thanks to a boat taxi that would have resolved all your morning problems.

Well, this idea is not an impossible dream; it will soon become a reality in Lebanon.

After two years of brainstorming and thorough research, Dr. Khaled A. Taki suggested creating a Sea-Taxi that can transport passengers anywhere along the Lebanese coastline. Lebanon’s weather is ideal, its sceneries are beautiful, and the food is exquisite, so why not create this Sea-Taxi that is a tried-and-true way of transportation that already exists in Greece, Turkey, the UK, and New Zealand?

As we all know, Lebanon has been facing a major traffic crisis, which has only been getting worse and more intolerable with time. Beirut’s roads are becoming more saturated because of the narrow streets, overpopulation, and the haphazard parking of vehicles. So, the country could really benefit from reconnecting with its waters.

Since building more inland networks is complex, and rehabilitating the train even more so, turning to the sea sounds like a very creative idea. Travellers could relax, eat, discuss things and interact with one another, instead of being stressed out and frustrated in endless traffic jams. This project could also be used for leisure, nightlife, family visits, and tourism. It would ensure better safety and pleasant group travels.

The water taxi would run daily from 6 in the morning till 9 at night and would have the same prices as a service taxi. There would be three types of taxis: Shuttle, Clippers, and VIP, each carrying a limited number of people on board. It would also include bus services to transport passengers from the dock to the destination in the city. It would also operate all year round transporting 50,000 people a day.

Dreams like this one are certainly worth waiting for.

 

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