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AUB Beach Re-Opened

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The AUB beach, a facility open to all AUB student’s has been reopened as a reminder that summer has begun. The entrance of the beach is located next to Charles W. Hostler Student Centre, take a stroll down to enjoy the pool, sea, and not to mention the great weather. The beach is the perfect place for AUB students to socialize with friends or just catch a quick tan.

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The Lebanese American Football League has arrived!

Ghaith Bani & Mohammad Hachem, 2 AUB students are the current GM’s of the league and with the help of Houssam, the Owner and Founder of LAFL and JAFL (Jordanian American Football League) have managed to obtain official certification to start the league in Lebanon. LAFL is looking to recruit players to compete against the JAFL in the very near future. If you wish to try-out for the team, join them at Nejmeh Stadium on Thursday the 18th of May at 7:00PM. Find out more on the LAFL Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LAFL.lebanon/

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France Elects New President

As part of the En Marche! party, Emmanuel Macron has defeated the extremist Marine Le Pen by a large margin to become France’s new president. The 39 year old has received congratulations from multiple public figures such as Donald Trump and even ex Presidential Nominee and current US Senator, Bernie Sanders who endorsed Macron and congratulated France of being free of the extremist views of Le Pen.

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New OGERO DSL Prices Announced by General Director Imad Kreidieh

Imad Kreidieh, the general director of OGERO, announced on his twitter account last night the new DSL prices that should soon be offered to the public once approved by the cabinet and they are as follows:

  • 2Mbps / Ulimited – 60,000L.L
  • 4Mbps / 40GB – 24,000L.L
  • Open speed / 50GB – 30,000L.L
  • Open speed / 100GB – 45,000L.L
  • Open speed / 150GB – 60,000L.L
  • HDSL / 100GB – 100,000L.L
  • Open speed / 200GB – 75,000L.L

Note that open speed means as much as your phone line can handle. And according to the tests OGERO is currently conducting the speeds are reaching up to 10 and 12Mbps for people that are close to the exchange offices. As for free night quota, Kreidieh claimed it will not be available at this stage.

Needless to say, any price reduction to the DSL service is good to us, and I believe these new prices are quite fair. What I also wish is to have the process of switching from one ISP to another made easier since it takes up to two months right now.