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Ikandar Safa

Iskandar Safa was born in Beirut, capital of Lebanon, when the city was known as the Paris of the Middle East. The Safa family, members of the large Maronite Christian community in Beirut at a time when around a quarter of the Lebanese population belonged to that particular ethno-religious group, had become wealthy through their business contacts in the Gulf states which included lucrative construction projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Safa, having obtained a Bachelor in Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut in 1978, emigrated to the United States and found employment as a junior civil engineer.

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The Benefits of a Bilingual Education

As global travel continues to increase and due to the rise of many international businesses, obtaining a bilingual education offers many benefits. Of course, the most obvious is an ability to speak two languages fluently. This opens up a wealth of employment and relocation opportunities for those who wish to experience other regions of the world. However, there are some lesser-known advantages that should also be mentioned. Let us take a closer look.

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SEO in boom town: Austin, Texas.

Some years ago the local people of Austin, Austinites, adopted the slogan 'Keep Austin Weird'. The phrase was coined following the influx of Fortune 500 giants like Apple, Google and eBay. Austinites naturally had concerns about their city's rapid development and over commercialisation, they felt that with large corporations come large high street chains which would out compete local business.

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