Beirut (Arabic:بيروتBayrūt; Biblical Hebrew: בְּאֵרוֹת Be'erot; Hebrew: ביירות Beirut; Latin: Berytus; French:Beyrouth; Turkish:Beyrut; Armenian:Պէյրութ Beyrut) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been done but in 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1million to slightly less than 2million as part of Greater Beirut. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is the country's largest and main seaport.
Beer pong, also known as Beirut, is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a cup of beer on the other end. The game typically consists of opposing teams of two or more players per side with 6 or 10 cups set up in a triangle formation on each side. Each team then takes turns attempting to shoot ping pong balls into the opponent's cups. If a ball lands in a cup (known as a 'make'), the contents of that cup are consumed by the other team and the cup is removed from the table. The first team to eliminate all of the opponent's cups is the winner.
Beer pong is played at parties, bars, colleges/universities and other venues such as tailgating at sporting events.
Origin and name
The game was originally believed to have evolved from the original beer pong played with paddles which is generally regarded to have had its origins within the fraternities of Dartmouth College in the 1950s and 1960s, where it has since become part of the social culture of the campus. The original version resembled an actual ping pong game with a net and one or more cups of beer on each side of the table. Eventually, a version without paddles was created and the names Beer Pong and Beirut were adopted in some areas of the United States sometime in the 1980s.
Beirut is an Americanband which was originally the solo musical project of Santa Fe native Zach Condon, and later expanded into a band. Beirut's music combines elements of indie-rock and world music. The band's first performances were in New York, in May 2006, to support the release of their debut album, Gulag Orkestar. Despite their name, Beirut had never performed in Lebanon until they appeared at the Byblos International Festival in August 2014.
Here is an explanation of band's name by Condon: “One of the reasons I named the band after that city was the fact that it’s seen a lot of conflict. It’s not a political position. I worried about that from the beginning. But it was such a catchy name. I mean, if things go down that are truly horrible, I’ll change it. But not now. It’s still a good analogy for my music. I haven’t been to Beirut, but I imagine it as this chic urban city surrounded by the ancient Muslim world. The place where things collide”.
Zach Condon was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 13, 1986. He grew up partly in Newport News, Virginia and partly in Santa Fe. Condon played trumpet in a jazz band as a teenager and cites jazz as a major influence.
The AmericanUniversity of Beirut will adopt a new exchange rate, effectively increasing tuition fees by 160 per cent and throwing into doubt the future of thousands of students at one of the Middle East’s top universities ... The university had previously charged term fees at a rate of 1,515 Lebanese pounds, while paying out expenses at other rates.
The AmericanUniversity of Beirut will adopt a new exchange rate, effectively hiking tuition fees by 160 per cent and throwing the future of thousands of students at one of the Middle East’s top universities into doubt ... The university, which opened more than 150 years ago, boasts an alumnus that includes several heads of state.
sends millions of dollars to the AmericanUniversity of Beirut (AUB), a liberal-arts institution founded by Protestant missionaries in 1866 and based in Lebanon’s capital ... From 2007 to 2016, the American University of Beirut allegedly provided material support to Hezbollah in the ...
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The AmericanUniversity of Beirut will let go of up to 25 per cent of its staff in the face of its worst economic crisis so far, its President Fadlo Khuri has said ... The university’s revenue for 2020-2021 will be 60 per cent below its target of $249 million.
The AmericanUniversity of Beirut will fire up to 25 per cent of its staff in the face of its worst economic crisis so far, its President Fadlo Khuri has said ... The university’s revenue for 2020-2021 will be 60 per cent below its target of $249 million.
The AmericanUniversity of Beirut will fire up to 25 per cent of its staff to face its worst-ever economic crisis, its President Fadlo Khuri told local journalists on Saturday ... The university’s revenue for 2020/21 will be 60 per cent below its target of $249 million.
The AmericanUniversity of Beirut has graduated leading figures in medicine, law, science and art as well as political leaders and scholars over the decades including prime ministers ... The university and hospital expect real losses of $30 million this year after bleeding revenues.