The recent turmoil regarding the civil marriage has affected the lives of all lebanese citizens and politicians alike. Shackled between tradition and the needs of modern society, the notion of allowing civil marriage in lebanon will forever morph the nation into what many hope to be a beginning to the end of sectarian conflicts in the country. Many favoring traditional marriage prefer to do so on the basis of the preservation of the family and its values, knowing that divorce is usually much easier to deal with and therefore paving the way for a society different than what previous generations were brought upon. The topic is still under debate where religious figures struggle to maintain their domination on this sacred bond, leaving the public in an indecisive state yet again.
This infographic attempts to tackle the issue from its birth in 1936 to the latest updates through statistics, quotations, polls, and experiences gathered over the course of time. I hope you like it, and please spread the word. Thanks!
Civil Marriage In Lebanon [بالعربي Infographic]
After Apple’s latest event where it released its latest products, namely the iPad mini and a much-needed upgrade for the iMac, following the product lines has become full of hassles in determining which specs are the best for the buck, and namely, which device to get the utmost satisfaction from. A fanboy would aim to get all the toys his money can buy, but let’s face it, the more toys you have, the double your troubles. With the holidays coming up, budgeting is also the issue when it comes to giving the best to the most cherished members in your inner circle, and sometimes finding the best gadget for the best price is a hassle in researching what’s best. So here’s a roundup of what Apple has to offer, from the cheapest iPod Shuffle to the strongest MacBook Pro on the block. See for yourself!
A special thanks for @vipwoody for helping out in the research. The sharpest tool in the shed!
Apple product roundup. What your money can buy.
I translated this infographic to Arabic as a special request. The English version can be found here: http://nicolashayek.me/lebanese-politicians-salaries/
“رواتب الرؤساء والنواب اللبنانيين”
I was inspired by a recent article discussing the notion of increasing salaries of the current government and the national outcry that propagated because of it. Whether the law was given the green light or discarded, the fact remains that our government bears no consideration to the needs of its people. Sadly, the absence of the middle class and the majority of the population is below the poverty line. It’s only time that will decide how long the people will remain under economic gridlock, but hey, at least their politicians are doing fine.
Update: Due to ongoing requests, an Arabic version was created on this page: http://nicolashayek.me/lebanese-politicians-salaries-infographic-arabic/
‘Lebanese Politicians and Their Salaries’
I did this as a quickie for a friend who needed a comparison between gold back in the days and in today’s money. This can easily evolve into a big, juicy infographic if time allows.
Gold – Then and Now
Just when you thought your country is moving forward, it isn’t. What drives a country is the brains of its young, and if those are frozen or kept for Oxygen consumption, then the very future of this country is in grave jeopardy. This infographic relates to the current Lebanese academic situation by the recent studies published by the Lebanese University graduate Rania Bou Kheir, an award winner for great achievements including the Francophone Award for Scientific Research for the year 2010-2011. The ignorance of the people to this report shows the level of carelessness that we are smeared with, yet with awareness it is bound to create a shock that would take society away from that vegetative state. Enjoy, and share!