Plastic Surgery Founding Father Ivo...
Ivo Pitanguy, the world’s most famous plastic surgeon who helped make Brazil a popular destination for the rich and famous to get work done, died. He was 90. During my career, I had the opportunity of meeting and interviewing the 3 big (P)s of Brazil: Pitanguy, Pelé and Paolo (Coelho)…. Famous throughout the world, legend […]
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My Two Cents On Middle...
Below is the clip and transcript of a radio interview that I gave to Bloomberg Boston last week. It deals with my views on the Middle East, and TAKREEM’s place in the seemingly big mess that is our region. One thing that might stand out for you is my optimism. You might even call it […]
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TAKREEM … A Step On...
The Arab world is bleeding. It is time to say, enough is enough. Our sacred soil is saturated with the blood of too many innocent victims. Is it not time to ask ourselves why we, as Arabs, cannot live in peace? Is it not time to live in prosperity and joy like other developed nations? […]
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My Beloved Son Nadim –...
My beloved son Nadim- 3 years old- was diagnosed with leukemia with no prior symptoms. With a very low level of red cells and platelets, hence a non-existing immunity, we were unable to travel. A call for blood was therefore imminent for his blood group is very rare, O negative. Social Media was the best […]
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Helen Thomas (1920-2013)
For over 50 years, she had the honor of opening and closing presidential press conferences in the White House, a destiny that her parents, who emigrated from Lebanon in 1890, would never have thought of. Helen Thomas, who covered every U.S. president John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, is gone. But who is that […]
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I Lost A Friend
Very few are familiar with the name of Camille Aboussouan although it echoed with tunes of high education, artistic sense, love of culture and philanthropy. Camille Aboussouan carved his path with class and knowledge. First and in 1944, he organized with a group of friends “The Persians by Aeschylus” play in the temple of Bacchus […]
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TAKREEM 3; That’s A Wrap
When I first thought about establishing TAKREEM, I never imagined that it would grow as quickly as it has in such a short time. TAKREEM was created to portray an alternative image of Arabs – one that speaks of hard work, productivity, creativity, success and excellence. TAKREEM’s inception happened to coincide with turbulence and tension […]
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The Pope In Lebanon
Early this year, Pope Benedict had a three-day visit to Cuba, where he called for greater freedom and a bigger role for the Catholic Church in the communist-led nation, warning against radicals. Celebrating Mass in Havana’s Revolution Square to a crowd estimated by the Vatican at 300,000, the Pope said both Cuba and the world […]
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The Rooster Of The Arab...
The knotted journalistic, political, and diplomatic careers of Ghassan Tueni narrate the history of Lebanon. “Statesman, humanitarian, man of letters, and perhaps above all, social, as well as political conscience”, Ghassan Tueni always described himself as “only a working journalist”. For him the freedom of the press has always been sacred. With thousands of editorials […]
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William Zoghbi: International Lebanese Success...
William Zoghbi, the chief of the Division of Cardiac Imaging at The Methodist Hospital is taking over the presidency of the 40,000-member American College of Cardiology, today March 26, at the college’s annual scientific session in Chicago. William Zoghbi, M.D, is taking the helm of the world’s largest scientific society for cardiology in the midst […]
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