[Updated] Brazil to play a Friendly Football Game against Lebanon on September 4 in Beirut!

Final Score: Brazil 2 – 2 Lebanon 

Scorers: Brazil (Braga – Araujo) – Lebanon (Ghaddar – Maatouk)

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UPDATE 1: The game has been rescheduled to the 8 of September in Doha Qatar at 9 pm due to the situation in Lebanon! (Credits to Malek El Far). The Game will be Live on New Tv (Al Jadeed) at 9 Pm Beirut Time

“An-Nahar” Newspaper: The Brazilian football Olympic Team agreed to play a friendly match with the national Lebanese Olympic team in Lebanon on September 4, in addition to the two friendlies against the elected Iraqi and Bahraini in Beirut as well.

A source close to the Lebanese Federation of Football told the newspaper “Al-Nahar” that the head of the Executive Committee of the Federation, Hashim Haider is following all the details closely and that the Committee has made ​​arrangements of all the bookings for hotels, transportation and other things like necessary logistics to arrange for the hosting of the Brazilian national team.

And he’s waiting for a response from security agencies regarding the security arrangements that ensures the protection of the Brazilian national team and the other Arab teams during their stay in Lebanon.

Note: It’s not the official Brazilian football team, its the Brazilian Olympics football team to play against the Lebanese Olympics football team.

(منتخب البرازيل الاولمبي مع لبنان الاولمبي مش المنتخب الاول)

Breaking News: 4.0 Earthquake Hits Lebanon!

 What happened is the beginning of a series of Seismic Activities and People must take extreme caution!

The head of the National Research Council at the Center for Bahnas Mouin Hamza Confirmed that Lebanon has seen since the middle of the night and until this morning, 6 earthquakes, including one of 4.1 degrees shakes and other aftershocks, pointing out that what happened was the beginning of the frenzy began seismic diminished since midnight.

Later, Hamza said in a press conference that there’s no ability for any seismic monitoring center to predict the occurrence of earthquakes, but could identify and study the activity of these earthquakes.

Hamza called on citizens to take extreme caution, especially in cracked houses and get a minimum of equipment for protection in case of an earthquake, pointing out that the seismic event may result in less or in frequencies similar to the first earthquake (4.1).

Hamza explained that he informed the Prime Minister, Interior Minister and civil defense to take care in these couple of days.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF DURING AN EARTHQUAKE…

Your past experience in earthquakes may give you a false sense of safety; you didn’t do anything, or you ran outside, yet you survived with no injuries. Or perhaps you got under your desk and others thought you overreacted. However, you likely have never experienced the kind of strong earthquake shaking that is possible in much larger earthquakes: sudden and intense back and forth motions of several feet per second will cause the floor or the ground to jerk sideways out from under you, and every unsecured object around you could topple, fall, or become airborne, potentially causing serious injury. This is why you must learn to immediately protect yourself after the first jolt… don’t wait to see if the earthquake shaking will be strong!

In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:

  • DROP down onto your hands and knees (before the earthquakes knocks you down). This position protects you from falling but allows you to still move if necessary.
  • COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby, only then should you get down near an interior wall (or next to low-lying furniture that won’t fall on you), and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.
  • HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around.

Wherever you are, protect yourself! You may be in situation where you cannot find shelter beneath furniture (or low against a wall, with your arms covering your head and neck). It is important to think about what you will do to protect yourself wherever you are.

DO NOT !

DO NOT run outside or to other rooms during shaking: The area near the exterior walls of a building is the most dangerous place to be. Windows, facades and architectural details are often the first parts of the building to collapse. To stay away from this danger zone, stay inside if you are inside and outside if you are outside. Also, shaking can be so strong that you will not be able to move far without falling down, and objects may fall or be thrown at you that you do not expect. Injuries can be avoided if you drop to the ground before the earthquake drops you.

DO NOT stand in a doorway: An enduring earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. True- if you live in an old, unreinforced adobe house or some older woodframe houses. In modern houses, doorways are no stronger than any other part of the house, and the doorway does not protect you from the most likely source of injury- falling or flying objects. You also may not be able to brace yourself in the door during strong shaking. You are safer under a table.

DO NOT get in the “triangle of life”: In recent years, an e-mail has been circulating which describes an alternative to the long-established “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” advice. The so-called “triangle of life” and some of the other actions recommended in the e-mail are potentially life threatening, and the credibility of the source of these recommendations has been broadly questioned!

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Lebanon: A mild earthquake measuring 4.0 on Richter Scale that occurred just after midnight Saturday lasted about 10 seconds and shook several areas in Lebanon, including the capital, Beirut, local media reported .

The tremor was mainly felt in Iklim el-Kharoub, Chouf, Sidon, and Jezzine areas in southern Lebanon, Annahar news website reported.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center said the epicenter of the quake was at sea, 47 km southwest of Beirut.

There was no report of damage or casualties in Lebanon.

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Some reports indicated that the tremor was also felt in northern Israel, Damascus and Syrian coastal area.

The National Centre for Geophysical Research of Bhannes said the initial tremor was followed by another of 3.6 magnitude at around 1:25 am Sunday .

According to Lebanon’s state-run Bhannes Center for Seismic and Scientific Research, over 600 earthquakes with magnitudes below 3 hit Lebanon each year.

The last major quake to hit Lebanon in modern times occurred on March 16 , 1956 .Its epicenter was located in the Chouf District of Mt Lebanon . It killed 136 people destroyed Six thousand homes and damaged another 17,000 .

UPDATED: Abdo Feghali on the Evo X Secures 23rd Cedars Rally Win!

Update:

Abdo Feghali has inherited the 23rd Cedars Rally victory after Roger Feghali got disqualified for receiving help from Joe Kfoury when the former went off in the early stages of the rally.

Roger, who dominated the event yesterday by winning 10 out of a total 12 super special stages, went off course on the third super special stage in Sereel and is claimed to have resumed the rally thanks to help from Joe Kfoury, who also got disqualified.

The Ford Fiesta R5 driver has appealed the decision and is looking to take his victory back. In the meantime, Abdo Feghali is the tentative 23rd Cedars Rally winner, followed by Eddy Abou Karam in second place overall and Rodrigue Rahi in third.

Provisional Official Classification:

01. Abdo Feghali, 01h 07min 59.3sec
02. Eddy Abou Karam, +02min 49.8sec
03. Rodrigue Rahi, +03min 20.3sec
04. Nicolas Amiouni, +03min 28.6sec
05. Rabih Ayoub, +04min 05.4sec
06. Emile Abou Karam, +04min 25.3sec
07. Robert Aaraj, +05min 24.1sec
08. Nabil Abdelhak, +07min 58.5sec
09. Hicham Al Abiad, +09min 27.5sec
10. Elie Nehme, +11min 28.0sec
11. Ziad Feghali, +11min 49.4sec
12. Nader Hamze, +23min 49.8sec
13. Hovig Karakozian, +24min 21.3sec
14. Majed Khoury, +29min 19.4sec

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Roger Feghali took his third straight victory of the 2014 Lebanese Rally Championship season after dominating the 23rd Cedars Rally today despite an early setback that saw him lose a bit of time to his competitors.

Roger’s rally got off to a bad start when he went off track in the opening special stage in Aarjes, and dropped back behind Abdo Feghali, Nicolas Amiouni and Eddy Abou Karam. The Ford Fiesta R5 driver, however, struck back in the second special stage to go second fastest behind Abdo (Evo X), before raising his game even further to win all remaining 10 special stages.

Abdo Feghali drove a consistent rally to finish second overall and first in the Group N class, followed by Eddy Abou Karam who had his hands full in a battle for third place with Nicolas Amiouni, before the latter slowed down on the second loop of stages due to a broken component in his Evo X. Amiouni eventually crossed the finish line in fifth place overall behind Rodrigue Rahi’s Lancer Evo IX.

Robert Aaraj secured the front-wheel drive class win by finishing the event ninth place overall in his Citroen DS3 R3.

Source: Biser3a