Joseph Torbey, Ernest Karam, Hareth Chéhab et Fadi Comair à l’honneur

(extrait de l'Orient le Jour - Edition du 22 septembre 2010)

De gauche à droite : MM. Ernest Karam, Wadih el-Khazen, Joseph Torbey, Fadi Comair et Hareth Chéhab.

Le Conseil central maronite a donné hier un déjeuner en l'honneur du président de la Ligue maronite, Joseph Torbey, des anciens présidents de la Ligue Ernest Karam et Hareth Chéhab, ainsi que du directeur général du ministère de l'Eau, Fadi Comair.

Placé sous l'égide du patriarche maronite, représenté par l'archevêque maronite de Beyrouth, Mgr Boulos Matar, le déjeuner a été donné à l'hôtel Le Bristol, en présence notamment de MM. Joseph Abi Khalil, Émile Émile Lahoud et Camille Khoury, représentant respectivement le président des Kataëb Amine Gemayel, l'ancien chef de l'État, Émile Lahoud, le chef du Courant patriotique libre Michel Aoun. Étaient également présents le nonce apostolique, Gabriele Cascia, l'ambassadeur du Mexique, Jorge Alvarez Fuentes, les députés Robert Ghanem, Hikmat Dib, Salim Salhab, Hadi Hobeiche, Samer Saadé, Élie Aoun, Walid Khoury, Simon Abi Ramia, Farid el-Khazen et Naji Gharios, M. Maroun Maroun, représentant Sethrida Geagea, les présidents du Conseil supérieur de la magistrature et du Conseil d'État, respectivement Ghaleb Ghanem et Chucri Sader, l'ancien ministre Michel Eddé, le chef de la gendarmerie, le général Antoine Chaccour, la directrice de l'Agence nationale de l'information, Laure Sleimane Saab, le directeur de la Caisse centrale des déplacés, Fadi Aramouni, le président de l'Association des industriels, Neemat Frem, le président de l'Union culturelle libanaise dans le monde (UCLM), Eid Chedraoui, le supérieur général du couvent Saint-Charbel en Australie, le père Toni Torbey, le président de l'Université La Sagesse, Mgr Joseph Merhej, ainsi que de nombreuses personnalités.

Dans une allocution, le président du Conseil central maronite, Wadih el-Khazen, a rappelé le parcours des quatre personnalités à l'honneur, rendant hommage par la même occasion au patriarche Sfeir, ainsi qu'à M. Michel Eddé.

Jean-Michel Jarre Concert's Video - Beirut Souks

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2000 sees the release of Jean Michel Jarre’s album Metamorphoses. This is Jarre’s first ‘vocal’ album in which he works with several female artists: Laurie Anderson, Natacha Atlas, Deirdre Dubois (Ekova) and Sharon Corr (The Corrs). True to the choice of the title, Jarre allows himself to naturally evolve into a new form of expression, very personal.

For the dawn of 2001, Jean Michel Jarre teams up with his favourite science-fiction writer Arthur Clarke (2001 Space Odyssey) to create 2001 – Rendez Vous in Space. The state-of-the-art musical and visual odyssey is staged in Okinawa, Japan, with Asian star Tetsuya Komuro “TK” on January 1st 2001 to mark the true arrival of the new Millennium.

June, the same year, Jarre performs two exclusive concerts at the ancient theatre, Herodus Atticus Odeon, at the Acropolis in Athens. Commissioned by the Greek Ministry of Culture, he composes Akropolis, a theme for symphonic orchestra dedicated to the historical site for the future.

On the 7th of September 2002, Jean Michel Jarre chooses the North of the Kingdom of Denmark to celebrate the Wind and renewable energies in a once again totally singular site: a windmill field near the city of Aalborg, where 50 000 paying audience attend.

2004 sees the release of the album “AERO” (CD + DVD). “AERO” is a first; the album is constructed in surround sound and dolby digital 5.1. Like the milestones of Mono (1877) and Stereo (1958) that went before it, « AERO » is a unique 360° sound experience that marks a change in the way we listen to music.

October 2004, Jean Michel Jarre performs a historical concert in Beijing at the Forbidden City and Tian’Anmen Square. An audience of over a billion followed the show on Chinese TV (CCTV four different channels), NHK Japan and French national TV.

August 2005, Jean Michel Jarre was invited by Nobel Peace Prize, Lech Walesa, to celebrate 25th Anniversary of “Solidarnosc” in the shipyard of Gdansk in Poland in front of a paying audience of 170.000. Over 7 million TV spectators followed the concert Live on Polish national TV – TVP1.

December 2006, in partnership with UNESCO, Jean Michel Jarre performed an amazing show in Merzouga - Morocco, in the Sahara Desert, to promote the UN program “Water For Life”.

December 2007 : To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the seminal album, Oxygene, Jean Michel Jarre took over Théâtre Marigny in Paris for 10 extraordinary and intimate concerts, where he performed the entire masterpiece, with the help of three musicians and using the original mythical instruments; more than fifty legendary analogue synthesizers.

2008 saw Jean Michel carry the Oxygene electro-accoustic theatrical project across Europe to some of the continent’s most prestigious theatres – London’s Royal Albert Hall, The Carré in Amsterdam, Kremlin Palace in Moscow, The Circus in Stockholm, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw…Jarre played sold-out to audiences that revelled in sharing this unique experience, up-close and personal.

2009 – 2010 Jarre embarks on his first ever World Tour inviting the audience to journey into his singular universe; to immerse themselves totally in his world of timeless music and vision, in place and time. He promises with this unique and brand new super production to share the energy of his macro concerts with the emotions of an arena experience.

With the fusion of analogue synthesisers, cutting-edge digital technology, spectacular lasers design and lighting choreography, Jarre has conceived a show that encapsulates his signature expression and talent for creating milestone events.

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Byblos, Jbeil

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The Phoenician city of Gebal was named Byblos by the Greeks, because it was through Gebal that Bύβλος (bublos; Egyptian papyrus) was imported into Greece. The present day city is now known by the Arabic name Jubayl or Jbeil (جبيل), a direct descendant of the Canaanite name.

Byblos (Greek) or Gebal (Phoenician) is located on the Mediterranean coast of present-day Lebanon, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) north of Beirut. It is attractive to archaeologists because of the successive layers of debris resulting from centuries of human habitation.

The site first appears to have been settled during the Neolithic period, approximately 5000 BC. Neothlithic remains of some buildings can be observed at the site. According to the writer Philo of Byblos (quoting Sanchuniathon, and quoted in Eusebius), Byblos had the reputation of being the oldest city in the world, founded by Cronus, and was also where Thoth invented writing, but there has not been concrete proof that it is the oldest city in the world. During the 3rd millennium BC, the first signs of a town can be observed, with the remains of well-built houses of uniform size. This was the period when the Phoenician civilization began to develop, and archaeologists have recovered Egyptian-made artifacts dated as early as the Fourth dynasty of Egypt.


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DISCOVER UNIFIL launches by taking you straight into UNIFIL's Head Quarters in Naqoura. This is a chance to find out how many people work here, and see how some of Naqoura HQ's many sections operate. We will take you from the Force Commander's morning briefings to the political office, to the kitchen, our graphic designer and more.

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Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010

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She was born in Srifa, a small city in the Jabal Amel region of Southern Lebanon.


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