Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 (Washington, DC) – At the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East/Africa conference, which opened today in Marrakesh, Morocco, the American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL) announced, in partnership with Virginia-based e-learning provider TidWiT, a commitment to provide free e-learning to Lebanese children and the Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.


Through TidWiT’s innovative e-learning platform, ATFL and TidWiT envision reaching 50,000 refugees and 10,000 teachers with digitized Lebanese and Syrian curricula, drastically cutting the costs of education from about $2000 per student (or about $1 billion per year for the 500,000 Syrian school-age refugee children) to just $20 per student.  


The Syrian crisis began in March 2011 and Lebanon has now absorbed almost 1.5 million...

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mr. Tanous is Chairman of Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC. Mr. Tanous has spent his entire forty-year career in the field of finance and money management. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Bank Audi (U.S.A.) in New York City. Prior to joining Bank Audi, he was Chairman of Petra Capital Corporation, an international investment bank which he co-founded. In prior years, Mr. Tanous was First Vice President and International Regional Director with Smith Barney. During his 15 years with the firm he was also manager of its Paris office and a Director and member of the Executive Committee of Smith Barney International.

Mr. Tanous is the author of Investment Gurus, (Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster) a widely acclaimed book that explores the careers and theories of some of the greatest mone...

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sara Ganim is a CNN correspondent based in New York, covering a wide-range of stories and investigations on television and for Her recent reporting includes the various NCAA reform efforts, including Northwestern University football players' petition to unionize and the whistle-blower whose research on athletes' literacy caused a firestorm of controversy at the University of North Carolina.



In 2012, she joined CNN from The Patriot News in Harrisburg, Pa, where she broke the story of the grand jury investigation into Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the storied Penn State University football program. Her reporting of Sandusky's child sex abuse scandal that enveloped the school, head coach Joe Paterno and Sandusky's Second Mile Charity garnered a Pulitzer Prize...

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