Bill Harris' New Book - 28th Aug 2012

Bill Harris' New Book Professor Bill Harris has just completed a new book on Lebanon, which delves into the long and complicated history of Lebanese sectarianism.  Click on the link below to find out more about the book and to read an interview with Bill.

On behalf of the Cedars of Lebanon community, we congratulate Bill on another wonderful achievement.  We are fortunate indeed to have such a revered international author as a member of the Cedars of Lebanon Club in Dunedin.

www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx

Samantha Michael - Inline Speed Skating World Championships - 10th Aug 2012

It is with great pleasure that the Cedars of Lebanon Club Dunedin have sponsored Samantha Michael to help get her to the World Championships for Inline Speed Skating in Italy in September.  To earn the right to compete in a world championship in any code calls for outstanding skill, discipline, commitment and a lot of sacrifice, amongst other things, and we wish Samantha every personal success for this championship.  Keep your eye out for more details about her racing here on the website, so we can send her as much support as possible.

Below is a letter we received from Samantha:

Hi Richard and Committee,

I would like to thank you once again for your support, to be able to help me get to Italy at the end of August for the Inline Speed Skating World Championships.

I am unsure at this stage of what events I will be racing in, but we start racing on the 6th September on the track which is 3 days worth of racing and then we have a day off to recover and rest and then start the road on the 11th which is also 3days worth of racing and we then have another day off to recover and rest up ready for the last event of the Championships which is the Marathon on the 15th of September.

Closer to the Championships I will be able to send you another email with some websites hopefully with a Live coverage link.

Once again thank you very much.

Samantha Michael



Lebanese Film screening in the NZ International Film Festival - 31st Jul 2012

Lebanese Film screening in the NZ International Film Festival This year the NZ International Film Festival have the wonderful Lebanese film from Caramel director Nadine Labaki – Where Do We Go Now?

Click here for a flier for the film ( Lebanese Film screening in the ... NZ International Film Festival ) which has the session times for the Dunedin screenings (for screening times and venues for other centres in NZ, please visit the following website:  http://nzff.co.nz/dunedin/film/ab1e6ade-004a-4dc5-89d8-82c53d804424  )

Tickets are now on sale at The Regent in Dunedin. Please note that the Film Festival offers a good discount for groups of 20 or more people.

Eulogies for Fred (Saba) La Hood from his family - 29th Jun 2012

Eulogies for Fred (Saba) La Hood from his family To view Saba's service sheet and for the link to his family's eulogies for him, please click here:  www.cedarsoflebanon.org.nz/pages/19-120/Fred-Saba-La-Hood-19-07-1938-2-05-2012

Prof. Bill Harris - Features in ODT again - 25th Jun 2012

Prof. Bill Harris - Features in ODT again Another article featuring Professor Bill Harris was in the ODT on Saturday 23rd June.  He appears talking to Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago Richard Blaikie.

Link to ODT Website:  www.odt.co.nz/campus/university-otago/214343/need-sanctions-outside-un

Link to download article:  www.cedarsoflebanon.org.nz/pages/8/Downloads

Prof. Bill Harris - Middle East Turbulence - 21st Jun 2012

Here are two articles involving Bill Harris.  One is from the ODT & the other from D-Scene (links to articles below).

Bill talks about the Otago Foreign Policy School examining the Middle East's uprisings.

D-Scene Article:   fairfaxmedia.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

ODT Article:   See picture below

COL Dunedin AGM - 16th May 2012

COL Dunedin AGM Greetings Folks,

Last night we held our Cedars of Lebanon, Dunedin, AGM at the Dunedin Club.  To read Richard's President's Report for the 11/12 period, please click on the below link to take you to the 'download' section of the website:

http://www.cedarsoflebanon.org.nz/pages/8/Downloads

The Man Behind The Prophet - National Radio Broadcast - 16th May 2012

The Man Behind The Prophet - National Radio Broadcast Michael Nidd advised that National Radio (in conjunction with BBC World Service) had played a piece on Kahlil Gibran earlier this week.  Michael rated it very highly and suggested it be posted here for others to enjoy.  (link below)

"Ian Skelly visits Gibran’s home village in the mountains of Lebanon, and retraces his steps to find out how a young boy, who was raised in poverty and received little formal education as a child, went on to become one of the most popular writers of the century."

You may also be interested in the 'Related Links' on the same page.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00r49dp

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